1994 1/2 oz Russia Red Book Series - Red-Breasted Goose .900 Silver Coin

 

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The Red-Breasted Goose - a rare and disappearing species of the fauna and has the nestling area only in the Western and Central Siberia; during the migration is found in the basins of the rivers Pura and Nadym, Ob, in the upper reaches of the Polui and Sobtiyugan, in the forest-steppe of Tobol-Ishim, in the Northern Khazakhstan and Northern Black Sea and Caspian Sea Regions, in the valley of Manych-Goodino Lake; protected in the nestling area in the Preserves Taimyr and Yamal Peninsulas.

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 — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1994 г.» (ONE RUBLE 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

Reverse

The relief picture of a Red-breast Goose against the background of plants, the inscription below along the rim: "КРАСНОЗОБАЯ КАЗАРКА" RED-BREASTED GOOSE

 

More Information
Year 1994
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