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The 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet

A Set of Commemorative Coins Dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet
Date of Issue
18.10.1996
Catalogue number
5111-0045
A Set of Commemorative Coins Dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet
Date of Issue
18.10.1996
Catalogue number
5111-0045
Denomination
3 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Silver 900/1000
Total weight, g
34.88 (±0.32)
Fine metal content not less than, g
31.10
Diameter, mm
39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm
3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs
10,000

Obverse

the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «3 РУБЛЯ 1996 г.» (3 RUBLES 1996), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content.

Reverse

the aircraft-carrying cruiser "АДМИРАЛ КУЗНЕЦОВ" (ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV), to the right - Admiral Nikolai Kuznetsov's portrait and the semicircular inscription "Н.Г. КУЗНЕЦОВ" (N. G. KUZNETSOV) under it. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300-ЛЕТИЕ РОССИЙСКОГО ФЛОТА" (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - "АВИАНЕСУЩИЙ КРЕЙСЕР "АДМИРАЛ КУЗНЕЦОВ" (AIRCRAFT-CARRYING CRUISER "ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV").

Authors

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: N.A. Nosov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

Cruisers appeared as a class of ships in the 1860s and the first aircraft-carrier was built during the First World War. Deck aircraft and helicopters are the main striking force of these surface warships.

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