Latest post of the previous page:On December 1, 2009 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation puts into circulation commemorative coins of precious metals:
- a silver proof coin of 25 Rubles denomination "The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Staraya Ladoga" of the series "The Architectural Monuments of Russia".
The silver coin of 25 Rubles denomination "The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Staraya Ladoga" (fine precious metal content 155.5 g, fineness 925/1000, catalogue number 5115-0053, diameter 60.0 mm, mintage up to 2 000 pcs).
The rim is raised on both sides of the coin.
The obverse: the relief picture of the Emblem of the Bank of Russia - the two-headed eagle with wings down, and the semicircular inscription under it "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA). The inscriptions along the rim divided by dots indicate the denomination of the coin "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES) and the year of issue "2009", between them - the indication of the metal sign in accordance with the Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, the fineness, the trade mark of the St. Petersburg Mint and the fine precious metal content.
[attachment=1]5115-0053.gif[/attachment] The reverse: the image of the Saint Nicholas Monastery in Staraya Ladoga. The inscriptions: at the top on a ribbon - "НИКОЛЬСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ" (THE SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY), at the bottom – "СТАРАЯ ЛАДОГА" (STARAYA LADOGA).
[attachment=0]5115-0053R.gif[/attachment] The edge of the coin is corrugated.