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 – «ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ» (FIFTY 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 a ram against the background of stars, to the right – the sign of the Aries Zodiac constellation.


The artist: S.A. Kozlov.A.D. Shablykin.
The sculptors: E.V. Kramskaya.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПMД).
The edge: 134 corrugations

The Aries constellation situated in the Northern Hemisphere contains 82 stars visible with the naked eye.

Denomination 50 rubles
Quality UNC
Metal, fineness Gold 999/1000
Total weight, G 7,89 (±0,10)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
Diameter, mm 22,60(±0,15)
Thickness, mm 1,60 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs 10000

Date of issue: 05/03/2004
Catalogue number: 5216-0047

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