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Aries

Series:Signs of the Zodiac
Date of Issue
28.01.2005
Catalogue number
5215-0024
Signs of the Zodiac
Date of Issue
28.01.2005
Catalogue number
5215-0024
Denomination
25 rubles
Quality
UNC
Metal, fineness
Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g
3.20 (±0.08)
Fine metal content not less than, g
3.11
Diameter, mm
16.00(±0.12)
Thickness, mm
1.30 (±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 – «ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ» (TWENTY FIVE 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

the image of a ram against the background of stars, stylized twigs of plants and the sign of the Aries Zodiac constellation.

Authors

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД)..
The edge: 111 corrugations

The Aries constellation situated in the Northern hemisphere contains 82 stars visible with the naked eye.

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