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The 750th Anniversary of the Birthday of Dante Alighieri (special edition)

Date of Issue
30/06/2015
Catalogue number
5115-0109
Date of Issue
30/06/2015
Catalogue number
5115-0109
Denomination
25 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
169.00 (±0.85)
Fine metal content not less than, g
155.50
Diameter, mm
60.00 (±0.50)
Thickness, mm
6.60 (±0.50)
Mintage, pcs
150

Obverse

in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue "2015 г." (2015), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

in the centre of the disc – the monument to Dante in Verona, to the left – Charon, carrying by boat Dante and Verghilius, and fragments of G. Dore’s illustrations to "The Divine Comedy", showing visions of the Hell (figures of sinners in a reddish background below) and Paradise (goldish figures of Beatrice and angels in a blue background above), in the right part of the disc – Santa Maria del Fiore Church with the Giotto Belfry in Florence, under it – dates in two lines: "1265" and "1321", along the rim to the right above – the inscription: "ДАНТЕ АЛИГЬЕРИ" (DANTE ALIGHIERI).

Authors

The artist and sculptor: A.A. Brynza.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.

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