Snow Leopard

Series: Protect Our World

"The obverse"
"The reverse"

The obverse

in the center - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower - the semicircular inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom - the date "2000", the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse

a snow leopard on a tree trunk, in the background - outlines of mountains, to the right - a flying bird. The inscription along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).


The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.S.Khazov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia Schreber) inhabits the Primorsky Territory in the Far East. His body and tail reach 130 cm and 105 cm in length accordingly. The snow leopard is under the threat of disappearance owing to the food reducing and to catching him for zoos (it also breeds in the need). The snow leopard is entered into the Red Data Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Denomination 3 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Silver 900/1000
Total weight, G 34,88 (±0,32)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
Diameter, mm 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm 3,30 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs 5000

Date of issue: 07/12/2000
Catalogue number: 5111-0089

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