Coin Adelia

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 369 56.1/7 5516-0006

Authors

Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor A. A. Dolgopolova

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date December 19, 1994
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 (252 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Adelia - a small, but very elegant animal, very graceful and very beautiful. This is a typical representative of the genus gazelles: gazelle back and sides are painted in the color of the protective sand; the inner side of the legs, stomach and part of the muzzle - white. male head is crowned with a fairly impressive - sometimes up to 30 centimeters - horn; samochki such decorations are not, they can be seen only occasionally small sharp horns no longer than 5 centimeters. The tip of the tail is black gazelles, as if it had been dipped in the ink, for which he received a gazelle from the Kazakhs and Mongolians nickname "black tail". The young of this species on the nose flaunts a large dark brown spot, but from the eyes to the corners of the mouth are drawn two dark stripes; with the age of this beautiful pattern smoothed out and gradually disappears.

Habitat gazelle - Central Asia, he prefers rocky and sandy semi-desert, and sometimes desert, where, as is well known, rare rainfall and flora is poor and monotonous. Jeyran did not suffer from drought, it is quite enough to quench the thirst of every 4, 5 or even 7 days, for which they can cover a distance of 15 km.; but in the summer gazelles migrate closer to the waters, and only large males remain in the desert, where they can find edible vegetation. I wonder what these amazing animals are able to eat without harm to the health of the salty sea water. Jeyran - vegetarians, feeding on shrubs and herbs rich with moisture; autumn and winter, they do not disdain camel thorn, prostrate summer cypress and even wormwood.

A small gazelle gazelles many enemies... they love to eat and wolves, and tigers, cheetahs and leopards. Just babies were born completely helpless and are not able to either escape or defend themselves from the enemy; they start up in just a few days after birth. gazelle female also does not have any special powers, so that the newborn gazelles is one way to survive - at the slightest hint of danger kids freeze, merging with the surrounding landscape, and this helps them perfectly presented to the very nature of brownish coat. Similarly, received and females; only males prefer to flee, developing a speed of about 60 km. at one o'clock.

Not so long ago a herd of gazelles roamed the whole of Central Asia, but the delicious meat of these small and harmless animals coveted not only tigers and wolves. As a result of uncontrolled shooting gazelle almost disappeared as a species, and hunting them was completely prohibited. Today gazelle is considered endangered animals and protected by law. In 2012, the International Arts Festival "Maiden Tower" (initially held in the capital of Azerbaijan, and received its name in honor of the symbol of the capital) addressed the topic of disappearing five Caucasian, what to draw attention to the endangered species were made and decorated with gazelle 17 layouts.

Obverse description

Image of two-headed eagle (designed by artist I. Bilibin), the inscriptions along the rim, separated by an ornament: at the top - "50 РУБЛЕЙ 1994 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Relief image of gazelle on the background of the vegetation along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two dots: at the top - the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", at the bottom - "ДЖЕЙРАН".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1994 300,000 - Unknown