The Smolny Institute and Cloister in St. Petersburg

The Smolny Institute and Cloister in St. Petersburg

The Smolny Institute and Cloister in St. Petersburg

Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0017

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Date of issue: 05.07.1994
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: the two-headed eagle (designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 3 1994 . (3 RUBLES 1994), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a view of theSmolny Institute and Cloister in St. Petersburg, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - " " (THE SMOLNY INSTITUTE AND CLOISTER), at the bottom - "-" (ST. PETERSBURG), below - the dates "XVIII * XX " (XVIIIth * XXth centuries).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Leningrad Mint ()
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Smolny Institute, built by architect Giacomo Quarenghi in 1806-1808, was Russia's first institution of secondary education for noblemen's daughters (aged 6 to 18). A privileged establishment, it was founded in St. Petersburg under the name of the Instructional Society of Girls of Noble Birth and opened under the auspices of the Resurrection Smolny Nunnery (built in the XVIIth century by architect Varfolomei Rastrelli and completed in the XXth century by architect Vasily Stasov).

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