Coin Amur tiger

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 335 54.8/3 5109-0001

Authors

Sculptor I. S. Komshilov
Artist M. A. Sisa

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date November 24, 1993
Weight 17.44 г .
Diameter 33 мм .
Thickness 2.4 мм .
Release Investment coins
Series Red Book
Denomination 1
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Silver (900)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (252 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Amur (Ussuri, Amur) tiger - the northernmost and the largest tiger. His six thick, and in color, it is lighter than that of relatives. Moreover, only this type of fat is a layer of 5 cm, which protects against frost.

The main color of the wool winter - orange, white bottom. The body of a huge cat can reach 3 m. It is a flexible, elongated, rounded head, the legs are rather short, and the tail is long, more than a meter. The ears are very short, because the species lives in harsh locations. Amur tiger at night sees 5 times better than humans, and can see colors.

At a height of 115 cm, the weight of the beast approaching 250 kg.

Lord of vast territories, animal control to 800 square kilometers. When enough food, the tiger does not leave the territory. Active, like all cats, at night. Males lead separate lives, females often form groups. They greet each other tigers energetic exhalation. Friendly are touching muzzles, friction flanks.

With great strength and development of organs, tiger hunting pays a lot of time. The success comes from one of 10 attempts. The tiger creeps to the victim, arching his back, resting his hind legs. Although tiger specialization -Large ungulates, but he eats fish, frogs, birds and mice, as well as fruit.

Predator lives about 15 years. Kid can acquire 5 years. Pairing multiple, and the animals are kept together all the time. Then the male tiger looking for another. Female for months teaching kids grown up hunting. Some years they are kept with the mother.

One of the very small, the tiger tunes by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in the Red Book and is listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.

Obverse description

In the center - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin), underneath the left - the designation of metal and its fineness, in the center - the mint mark on the right - the fine metal content inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1993 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Picture of the Amur tiger on a background greenery, the right of the image - the inscription along the rim: "АМУРСКИЙ ТИГР".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1993 - 50,000 Unknown