1993 1/2 oz Russia Red Book Series - Amur Tiger .900 Silver Coin

 

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The Amur tiger inhabits the Russian Far East and Maritime Territory. A near-extinct species, it has been included in the Red Book of the International Union for the Protection of Nature and Natural Resources. Hunting the Amur tiger has been banned in the territory of the former Soviet Union since 1947.

Obverse

In the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1993 г.» (ONE RUBLE 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).

Reverse

An Amur tiger with plants in the background, the inscription to the right along the rim - "АМУРСКИЙ ТИГР" (AMUR TIGER).

More Information
Year 1993
Metal Content Silver
Denomination RUB 1
Purity 0.900
Country Russia
Manufacturer St Petersburg Mint
Mintage 50,000
Diameter (mm) 33
Thickness (mm) 2.4
Box & Certificate No