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Broad - browed
Широколобый
Presented by
The National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia
Nominal value
10 apsars
Weight
67,7 g
Diameter
39 mm
Metal
Silver 925°
Mintage
300 pcs
Production quality
Proof-like
Designer
Dzidzaria Adgur Georgievich
Producer
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 entire central part of the composition is occupied by the image of a floating buffalo. The foam formed around him resembles wings, symbolizing his freedom. «And the Chegemites marveled at this buffalo and respected him for running away from where no one had returned.» Along the perimeter, the inscription «Aҧsny Абанк» is on top, the denomination of the coin «10 ҧsark» is on the bottom, the year of minting is «2019». In the middle, from the right edge of the coin field 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:
https://goznak.ru/about/press/news/41976/

A brief annotation
The series 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. For the minting of the «Broad - browed» were used an enamel gasket and a special laser engraving mode to convey the depth of the sea under transparent blue enamel.

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