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100th Anniversary of the Birth of M.A. Sholokhov.

Series:Outstanding Personalities of Russia
Date of Issue
03/05/2005
Catalogue number
5110-0062
Outstanding Personalities of Russia
Date of Issue
03/05/2005
Catalogue number
5110-0062
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
33.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.40 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs
10,000

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 along the rim: at the top – «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO 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.

Reverse

a portrait of M.A. Sholokhov, lower – the facsimile signature and the dates in two lines «1905» «1984», at the top to the left in a miniature – a horseman and a woman by a hurdle carrying pails on a yoke.

Authors

The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova, Baklanov.
St. Petersburg mint (СПМД).
The edge: 195 corrugations

Michael Alexandrovich Sholokhov (1905-1984) – Russian writer, Nobel Prize-holder who has written the novels «And Quiet Flows The Don», «Virgin Soil Upturned», «Fighting for the Motherland», the stories «The Fate of a Man», «Tales From The Don» and other works.

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