Sable

Series: Protect Our World

"The obverse"
"The reverse"

The obverse

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: at the top — «100 РУБЛЕЙ 1994 г.» (100 RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse

a sable sitting on a tree, in the background to the left - two wooden cabins and a cedar, to the righ - a bird perched on a branch of a fir-tree, the inscription along the rim: "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: S.M.Ivanov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 240 corrugations

The sable, an extremely quick animal with exquisite fur, lives in coniferous forests from the north of the Ural mountains to the Pacific ocean. Russians have hunted the sable, highly valued for its fur, since olden times and the animal is represented in the coat of arms of the old Russian cities of Irkutsk, Yakutsk and Verkhoturye.

Denomination 100 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Gold 999/1000
Total weight, G 15,72 (±0,15)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
15,55
Diameter, mm 30,0 (-0,25)
Thickness, mm 1,50 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs 2500

Date of issue: 25/10/1994
Catalogue number: 5217-0008

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