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.
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".
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".