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Taurus

Series:Signs of the Zodiac
Date of Issue
04.02.2005
Catalogue number
5110-0059
Signs of the Zodiac
Date of Issue
04.02.2005
Catalogue number
5110-0059
Denomination
2 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
17.00 (±0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g
15.55
Diameter, mm
33.0 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.40 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs
20,000

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 alongthe rim: at the top – «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom – the year of issue «2004», the letters tothe left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

on the matted surface – brilliant images of a bull, stars, stylized twigs of plants and the sign of the Taurus Zodiac constellation.

Authors

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: V.N. Pitev.
Moscow Mint (ММД)..
The edge: 195 corrugations

The Taurus constellation situated in the Northern hemisphere contains 216 stars visible with the naked eye.

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