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Rabbits and boas
Кролики и удавы
Presented by
The National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia
Nominal value
10 apsars
67,7 g
39 mm
Silver 925°
300 pcs
Production quality
Dzidzaria Adgur Georgievich
Moscow Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: there is a relief image of Fazil Iskander in a circle of smaller diameter located asymmetrically closer to the right edge of the coin field. On the left is a conventional constellation in the form of seven eight-pointed stars of different sizes. Below and in the center is the number «90». The number and the stars are covered with gilding. A semicircle around the perimeter of the lower edge of the coin is the inscription «ФАЗИЛЬ ИСКАНДЕР» (FAZIL ISKANDER) and the years of life «1929 – 2016».

Reverse: the central part of the composition is occupied by the image of rabbits and boas on the background of the jungle. The moment of hypnosis of a rabbit by a boa constrictor is captured. «Now I know for sure: your hypnosis is our fear. Our fear is your hypnosis» At the bottom of the coin is the denomination «10 ҧsark», the year of minting «2019», the inscription «Aҧsny Абанк». At the top in the center is the coat of arms of the Republic of Abkhazia.

*The coins of the serie «Iskander Heroes» were issued in 2022, but on the obverse it was left 2019, as this serie dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the writer's birth. Due to the pandemic, the issue was postponed.

Link to Goznak's website with the news from April 21, 2022 about the date issue:

A brief annotation
The serie of coins «Heroes of Iskander» is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Abkhazian writer Fazil Abdullovich Iskander.

Coinage using a special technology with conventional stamps from a double-thickness blank, which results in a pedestal product.

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