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Coin "Manifest from February 19, 1861 about the Abolition of Serfdom"

150-летие начала Великих реформ. Манифест  об отмене крепостного права 19 февраля 1861 года

Name Manifest from February 19, 1861 about the Abolition of Serfdom
Presented by Moscow Mint of Goznak (Russia), Bank of Russia
Nominal value 1000 rubles
Metal Gold 999°
Thickness 5,7
Mintage 250
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: n 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: "ОДНА ТЫСЯЧА РУБЛЕЙ" (ONE THOUSAND RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2011 г." (2011), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark. Reverse: to the left on the smooth surface of the coin disc - a peasant ploughing up a field, behind him in the background - flying birds and outlines of clouds, on the right lower part of the disc, divided by the image of the sharpened goose-quill - the matted image of a paper sheet with the facsimile inscription of Alexander II; along the edges of the coin, between its border and a entire circle line, above to the left - the semicircular inscription: "МАНИФЕСТ ОБ ОТМЕНЕ КРЕПОСТНОГО ПРАВА" (THE MANIFEST ABOUT THE ABOLITION OF SERFDOM), below to the right - the image of shackles split by the date "1861 г." (1861).
A brief annotation The issue of the coin is devoted to one of the most important turning points in national history which had drawn a distinction between the old feudal-serfdom social structure and the future of Russia. The leading themes of the reverse picture are ideas of labour and liberation from the slave shackles.
Designer The artist: S.А. Коzlov. The sculptor: V.F. Erokhin.
Producer Moscow Mint of Goznak (Russia)

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