Series: Signs of the Zodiac

"The obverse"
"The reverse"

The obverse

in the centre - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, 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 year of issue "2003", 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

the picture of a centaur with a bow and an arrow against the background of stars, to the right - the sign of the Archer Zodiac constellation.


The artists: S.A. Kozlov, A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The Archer constellation situated in the Northern Hemisphere contains 204 stars visible with the naked eye.

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 20000

Date of issue: 26/09/2003
Catalogue number: 5111-0119

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