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The 750th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei
450-летие со дня рождения Галилео Галилея
Presented by
Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak (Russia); Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Nominal value
25 rubles
169,00 g
60,00 mm
Silver 925°
150 pcs.
Production quality
Proof, enameling, insertion of crystals, partially gilding.
Artist – A.D. Schablykin, sculptor – F.S. Andronov
Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
The 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 “2014 г.” (2014), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark. The reverse: in the lower part of the disc – the relief portrait of Galileo Galilei at the celestial globe with a telescope in his hand, in the second plan, against a background of blue colored starry sky and the diagram of the Heliocentric System, made by use of techniques of partial gilding and inserting of crystals, – figures of three scholars and the inscription along the rim: “ГАЛИЛЕО ГАЛИЛЕЙ” (GALILEO GALILEI), to the left – the relief image of the Falling Tower of Pisa, to the right – of a celestial body.
A brief annotation
The coin devoted to the jubilee of the great scientist of the XVI c.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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