1994 1/2 oz Russia 115th Anniversary - Birth of Pavel Bazhov .5000 Silver Coin

 

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Pavel Petrovich Bazhov (January 27 (15), 1879-December 3, 1950) - a Russian writer who used Ural folklore myths and characters in his tales collected in the books "The Malachite Box", "The Stone Key" and "Tales about Germans". He also wrote the autobiographical story "The Green Locust", a book of memoirs entitled "Far Away and Near" and essays.

Obverse

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: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ 1994 г.» (TWO RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

Reverse

A portrait of P.P. Bazhov with an opened book and some characters from his tales, to the left - a deer, to the right from top to bottom - swans, forest-covered mountains and a woman's head in the traditional Russian head-dress kokoshnik (the Mistress of the Copper Mount against the background of the Ural Mountains), and a lizard.

 

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Year 1994
Metal Content Silver
Denomination RUB 1
Country Russia
Manufacturer St Petersburg Mint
Mintage 250,000
Diameter (mm) 33
Thickness (mm) 2.4
Box & Certificate No