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Another success of the Russian medaliers 15 февраля 2016 года, 15:31

Another success of the Russian medaliers

Two silver commemorative coins of the Bank of Russia produced by the craftsmen of the Saint-Petersburg Mint, were named among the best at the International Award for achievements in the coin production "NexoNum - 2015" in Madrid. The "Senate Palace of the Moscow Kremlin by M.F. Kazakov" commemorative coin occupied the third position in the "Best Coin of the World" category. The "450th Anniversary of Birth of Galileo Galilei" became a finalist in the "Coin with the Best Design" category.  

On the reverse of the"Senate Palace of the Moscow Kremlin by M.F. Kazakov" commemorative coin, on a vertical matte stripe in the top of the discus, there is a portrait of the architect with an inscription under it, "M.F. Kazakov". To the right and the left of the portrait, there are sketches of two churches, below in the foreground there is a relief image of the Senate Palace of the Moscow Kremlin, under it, there is a coloured image of   the capital of the Ionic order, which decorates all the coins of the "Architectural Masterpieces of Russia" series.

"I believe, the Senate Palace is one of the bright and grand projects by Matvey Kazakov", said Elena Kramskaya, the design author, an artist of the Design Center of Goznak. "I was  struck with the beauty and the austere and reserved laconism of the building".  

A. Bessonov, a sculptor and co-author of the coin, also did his job excellently. The coin was put into circulation with the face value of 25 roubles. It was produced in "proof" quality of sterling silver. The coin was struck in the number of 1500 pieces.

We have already written about the "450th Anniversary of Birth of Galileo Galilei" coin. Why don't we do it again? This great coin was put into circulation in two production variants - customary and special.  

The coins were made in "proof" quality of sterling silver. the reverse of both the coins is identical. In the bottom of the discus, there is a relief portrait of Galileo Galilei in front of the celestial globe, in the middle distance there are figures of two scientists, a relief image of the Tower of Pisa on the left and a celestial body on the right, against the background of the image of the starry sky and the heliocentric system chart.

The authors of the coin design were Anton Schablykin (an artist) and Fedor Andronov (sculptor), artists of the Design Center of Goznak.

For the special edition of the coin, the following technologies were applied - surface enameling in "proof" quality, stone setting, partial gilding and laser processing.    

The Bank of Russia issued 850 pieces of the customary variant and 150 pieces of the special variant of the coin.

We would like to remind our readers that in June 2015 the authoritative jury of the "Coin Constellation-2015" international competition named the 450th Anniversary of Birth of Galileo Galilei" commemorative coin the coin of the year.  
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