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 – «ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ» (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom – the year of issue «2005», 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 image of a scorpion against the background of stars, stylized twigs of plants and the sign of the Scorpio Zodiac constellation.


The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: A.V. Chernousov.
Moscow Mint (ММД)..
The edge: 111 corrugations

The Scorpio constellation situated in the Northern hemisphere contains 162 stars visible with the naked eye.

Denomination 25 rubles
Quality UNC
Metal, fineness Gold 999/1000
Total weight, G 3,20 (±0,08)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
Diameter, mm 16,00(±0,12)
Thickness, mm 1,30 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs 10000

Date of issue: 01/07/2005
Catalogue number: 5215-0031

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