The Sleeping Beauty

Series: Russian Ballet

"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 — "50 РУБЛЕЙ 1995 г." (50 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse

in the center - a male ballet dancer, from left to right - the inscription along the rim: "СПЯЩАЯ КРАСАВИЦА" (THE SLEEPING BEAUTY).


The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov.
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД).
The edge: 111 corrugations.

The ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" was created by the great Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky in 1889. It was first performed on the stage of St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre on January 3, 1890. Based on Charles Perault's fairy tale about the anguished love between Princess Aurora and Prince Desire and the triumph of good over evil, it was choreographed by Marius Petipa. The libretto to the ballet was written by I. A. Vsevolzhsky, Director of the Imperial Theatres.

Denomination 50 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Platinum 999/1000
Total weight, G 7,88 (±0,09)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
Diameter, mm 20,0 (-0,15)
Thickness, mm 1,60 (±0,15)
Mintage, pcs 900

Date of issue: 16/06/1995
Catalogue number: 5316-0004

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