Brown Bear

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), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top — «100 РУБЛЕЙ 1995 г.» (100 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse

a brown she-bear with three cubs surrounded by floral elements, at the top to the left - a wooden cabin, to the right - an owl sitting on a fir tree, the inscription along the rim: "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 360 corrugations

The brown bear is found in the Caucasus, on the Kamchatka peninsula, in Siberia and in the Maritime Territory of the Far East. This omnivorous animal, whose population is declining, may be 2.5 metres long and weigh over 300 kilograms.

Denomination 100 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Silver 900/1000
Total weight, G 1111,12 (+4,0)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
1000,0
Diameter, mm 100,0 (±0,80)
Thickness, mm 15,00 (±0,60)
Mintage, pcs 500

Date of issue: 14/02/1995
Catalogue number: 5117-0001

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