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 «2004» , 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 two children – twins against the back-ground of stars, to the right – the sign of the Twins Zodiac constellation.


The artist: S.A. Kozlov.A.D. Shablykin.
The sculptors: A.I. Parfionov.
Moscow Mint (МMД).
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Twins constellation situated in the Northern Hemisphere contains 121 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: 05/05/2004
Catalogue number: 5111-0130

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