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Saint George the Victorious

Date of Issue
02/02/2009
Catalogue number
5216-0060
Date of Issue
02/02/2009
Catalogue number
5216-0060
Denomination
50 rubles
Quality
UNC
Metal, fineness
Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g
7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g
7.78
Diameter, mm
22.60 (±0.15)
Thickness, mm
1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs
1,500,000

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: "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2008 г." (2009), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

the image of Saint George the Victorious sitting on horseback and spearing a dragon.

Authors

The artist and sculptor: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia.
Mint: Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints (ММД and СПМД).
The edge: 134 corrugations.

Saint George the Victorious - the Christian Saint. For centuries coins and state symbols have been bearing his image.

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