Coin The Black Sea bottlenose dolphin


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 448 54.8/9 5109-0009


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor L. S. Kamshilov
Sculptor N. A. Nosov


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date January 18, 1996
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

Black Sea bottlenose dolphins from the dolphin family called bottlenose dolphins. It is the largest species of the Azov-Black Sea basin. He dense, bomboobraznoe body with relatively high dorsal fin shaped crescent. Rostrum in the bottlenose dolphin wide at the base, and the lower jaw slightly pushed forward. It gives the impression that the animal is always smiling. The teeth are conical in shape. The growth of large specimens of more than 3 meters and weigh up to 300 kg. Bottlenose Dolphin has a complex voice box. The most significant three pairs therein air bags. They are associated with the nasal passage and communicating, animals and emit a whistle, and the barking and meowing, and terrifying claps. Scientists have recorded 17 different sounds in adult bottlenose dolphins have their cubs 6. So the signal system with age and experience more complicated.

During the life of 30 years and more childbearing age females occurs about 10 year and even later in males. Dolphins can mate all year round, but prefer the spring and summer. A year later, the offspring is born, which is still a year or even more fed their mother's milk. Interestingly, during pregnancy bottlenose alternates with five years of Yalova.

The diet consists of mullet species, other pelagic and demersal fish. On the wintering group of bottlenose dolphins are sent to the southern coast of Crimea.

Bottlenose dolphins are found in the Black Sea waters and in the Kerch Strait, and go into the Azov Sea. Animals well tamed and brilliantly working artists.

And although in recent years the number of dolphins has increased - it is noticeable in the coastal zone of the Crimea - the form is protected and listed in the Red Book.

Obverse description

In the center - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin), at the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the content of the precious metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top - "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1995 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image of Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, below - inscription along the rim: "ЧЕРНОМОРСКАЯ АФАЛИНА".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1995 - 50,000 Unknown