Coin Far Eastern stork

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 333 56.1/2 5516-0002

Authors

Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor I. S. Komshilov

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date November 1, 1993
Weight 6.25 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.75 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Red Book
Denomination 50
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - a copper-nickel alloy, disc - aluminum bronze)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (interrupted corrugation with a pitch of 3 mm)
Shape Round

Detailed description

The hallmark of the Far Eastern stork's beak is black, while the white stork is red. Far Eastern stork slightly larger than its counterpart and is one of the rarest birds of the Far East. The number of the world's population, estimated at about two and a half, three thousand individuals. In Russia there are approximately five hundred breeding pairs of storks. For a number of pairs nest in Northeast China. On the size of the population of the Far Eastern stork is very influenced by construction and operation of hydraulic structures. Also, forest fires cause enormous damage to their nesting. Storks are suffering from poaching and natural enemies, for example - large birds of prey, Himalayan black bears.

Obverse description

In the center - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin), underneath the right - the mint mark, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "50 РУБЛЕЙ 1993 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image Far Eastern stork on a background of herbaceous vegetation, inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", at the bottom - "ДАЛЬНЕВОСТОЧНЫЙ АИСТ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1993 300,000 - Unknown