Coin Himalayan bear


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 374 54.8/6 5109-0006


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor A. A. Dolgopolova
Sculptor S. M. Ivanov


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date December 30, 1994
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

Himalayan black bear are also called white-breasted and sometimes isolated in a separate genus. Beautiful sounds and Latin name - translated this "moon bear."

There is also the name at this predatory mammal of the order - Ussuri black bear. The magnitude of it is almost half the brown brother. Body is slim, sharp-nosed snout and large ears with rounded. Front feet more individuals back. Males growth do not reach the 2 m and a height of less than a meter. Weight of large bears - 140 kg. Noticeably smaller than the female of the species.

The fur is silky and short, with a twinkle. Although it is usually black, but there are also bears and brownish and reddish. On the chest is always a V-shaped white or yellowish spot that resembles a crescent moon. Hence the name "moon."

It lives in the mountain forests views not only of the Himalayas, and the Primorsky Territory. In summer, higher - up to 4 thousand meters above sea level, and winter descends..

Unlike the brown brother leads poludrevesnuyu life - it produces food, saved from midges and enemies. Food Himalayan bear bear 85% of the vegetation. He preys infrequently, but does not disdain carrion. From protein loves to eat ants and other insects, frogs and catches.

In winter, sleeping, having arranged a den in a hollow. During weddings, non-aggressive, cubs in a litter is usually two. Lives moonlight bear about 25 years.

The main enemies - the Amur tiger, brown bear.

Himalayan as the brown bear, a valuable object of hunting. In folk medicine used gallbladder beast and culinary delicacy - paws.

The IUCN Red List was listed subspecies Whitechest - Baluchistan. In the 70s of the 20th century there were only 200. Since 2006 is limited in the Primorsky Territory hunt the bear.

Obverse description

Image of two-headed eagle (designed by artist I. Bilibin), inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1994 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the content of the precious metal content.

Reverse description

Relief image of Himalayan bear against the backdrop of vegetation, lower rim - "ГИМАЛАЙСКИЙ МЕДВЕДЬ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1994 - 50,000 Unknown