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Seven commemorative coins have been added to the traditional coin series Let us preserve our world22 2015 , 14:54

Seven commemorative coins have been added to the traditional coin series Let us preserve our world

The new commemorative coins of the series Let us preserve our world have been struck by the craftsmen of the Saint-Petersburg and Moscow Mints of Goznak. The series is one of the longest-existing ones of the Bank of Russia dedicated to animals. The new coins of the series are not issued every year. The previous issue took place in 2011, and the coins were dedicated to the Anatolian leopard. 7 coins were put into circulation in 2015. This time they are dedicated to the elk who received gold and silver.  

There are three silver (with the face values of 3, 25 and 100 roubles) and four gold coins (50, 100, 200 and 10 000 roubles) in the present issue, including two one-kilogram coins the 100-rouble one of silver and the 10 000-rouble of gold.  

FEDOR ANDRONOV, an artist of the Design Center of Goznak, created the sketches of the seven coins.

It all didnt turn out to be so easy, the author said. The elk is a clandestine animal; therefore it was difficult to find enough material necessary for the work upon the coins.  

Therefore Fedor Andronov went to the Leningrad Zoo; artists of the Saint-Petersburg Mint have long=-term and close relations with its employees. It is not only possible to watch the animals there; there is also a great library with books about animals.  

My task was not only to depict the animal, but also to show its habitat and environmental conditions, said Fedor Andronov.  

The coin surface laser matting technology was applied in the production of coins of this series. But only separate parts of the image were made with laser; they were inscribed into the general image elegantly for example, blinks on the water or footpaths in the background. The main image of the elk in the foreground was relief.  

Scenes of life of the elks are depicted on the coins. Thus, for example, the reverse of the 3-rouble silver coin shows a relief image of an elk lying at the waterside against the mirror surface, in the top and to the right along the edge, there is an inscription, Let us preserve our world. The coins were minted in proof quality of sterling silver in the number of 5000 pieces. The diameter is 39 mm, the weight of precious metal in purity is 31.1 g. The edge is of 300 riffles. The artist is F.S. Andronov. The sculptor is M.P. Efimenko. Struck at the Moscow Mint of Goznak.      

The 25-rouble silver coin depicts a battle of two male elks; the inscription Let us preserve our world is in the bottom, along the edge. The coins were minted in proof quality of sterling silver in the number of 1000 pieces. The diameter is 60 mm, the weight of the precious metal in purity is 155.5 g. The artist is F.S. Andronov. The sculptor is E.A. Tolzin. Struck at the Moscow Mint of Goznak.  

The 100-rouble silver coin shows a couple of elks at the waterside; to the left in the background there is an image of a wolf; there are two flying birds above; the inscription Let us preserve our world is in the bottom, along the edge. The coins were minted in proof-like quality of sterling silver in the number of 250 pieces. The diameter is 100 mm, the weight of the precious metal in purity is 1 kilogram. The edge is of 360 riffles. The artist is F.S. Andronov. The sculptors are V.B. Ananyin, E.A. Tolzin. Struck at the Moscow Mint of Goznak.  

A relief image of an elks head is located on the mirror surface of the 50-rouble gold coin. The inscription, Let us preserve our world is in the bottom, along the edge. The coin was minted of pure gold in the number of 1000 pieces. The diameter is 22.6 mm; the weight of the precious metal in purity is 7.78 g. The edge is of 134 riffles.  The minting quality is proof. The artist and sculptor is F.S. Andronov. Struck at the Saint-Petersburg Mint of Goznak.  

On the 100-rouble gold coin, there is a relief image of an elk eating a tree branch; the inscription Let us preserve our world is in the top along the edge. The coins were minted in proof quality of pure gold in the number of 750 pieces. The diameter is 30 mm, the weight of the precious metal in purity is 15.55 g. The edge is of 240 riffles. The artist and sculptor is F.S. Andronov. Struck at the Saint-Petersburg Mint of Goznak.  

On the mirror surface of the 200-rouble gold coin, there is a relief image of an elk running across the forest landscape; the inscription Let us preserve our world is in the bottom along the edge. These coins of pure gold were minted in proof quality in the number of 500 pieces. The diameter is 33 mm, the weight of the precious metal in purity is 31.1 g. The edge is of 210 riffles. The artist and sculptor is F.S. Andronov. Struck at the Saint-Petersburg Mint of Goznak.  

On the reverse of the 1-kilogram commemorative gold coin with the face value of 10,000 roubles, there is a relief image of a female elk with two calves at the waterside; the inscription Let us preserve our world is in the bottom, along the edge. The coin was minted in proof-like quality in the number of 25 pieces. Its diameter is 100 mm, the weight of the precious metal in purity is 1 kilogram. The edge is of 360 riffles. The artist and sculptor is F.S. Andronov. Struck at the Saint-Petersburg Mint of Goznak.
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