Coin "Rostrum Columns"

Ростральные колонны

Name Rostrum Columns
Presented by Resource Trade, Russia
Nominal value 1000 francs CFA
Metal Silver 925°
Weight 20,00 g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500 pcs. Each
Production quality Proof, color image, gold-plated
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: in the center - the Coat of arms of the Republic of Benin, along the rim – the inscriptions: at the top «REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN», at the bottom the face value “1000 FRANCS CFA”. Reverse: in the center - the image of a Rostrum column in St. Petersburg and a compass against a map of the world in which the location point of the lighthouse is marked, on the left along the rim – the inscription in a circle “SAINT-PETERBORURG * RUSSIE”, on the right - the year of issue "2012".
A brief annotation Lighthouses - aids of navigation built as capital structures on coasts of large waters and having exact maritime positions. The main requirement to lighthouse is the ability to detect and identify them unmistakably in any weather and at any time. As a result, it contributes to the establishment of a vessel’s location in waters. Rostrum columns - monuments located in the center of Saint Petersburg at the Point of Basil Island. In the XIX century they functioned as lighthouses of the port of the northern capital of Russia. Rostrum columns were erected in 1810 by the French architect Thomas de Thomon who decorated them with rostrums which shows impersonation the power and greatness of the Navy of the state.
Designer N.S. Leonov
Producer BH Mayer Mint (Germany)

Владимир Борисов
Удивительно как грамотно дизайнер и здорово соединил реверс с Питером и аверс с гербом африканской республики.
Григорий Малеев
Понравился реверс монеты, а аверс могли бы сделать по лучше
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