Coin Red-breasted Goose

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 307 56.2/1б 5514-0002

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date September 24, 1992
Weight 6.25 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.75 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Red Book
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - a copper-nickel alloy, disc - aluminum bronze)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (10 sections on the 12 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Red-breasted Goose - a very beautiful bird. It can be said that it is the domestic mandarin duck, so Geese in a bright and noticeable feathering. In the past, to get this bird of the family Anatidae dreamed many zoos of the world, but to do so it was quite difficult: Geese lived exclusively in the territory of the Russian Federation (then the USSR).

Of course, you could try growing chicks in captivity, but the animal breeding in artificial conditions - a very complex procedure that requires a thorough knowledge of the habitat type and preferences; a procedure in which the slightest misstep can negate all the efforts and initiatives of zoologists. Therefore, as long as the situation with the Goose did not receive a positive outcome and to bring the chicks of this species in captivity, researchers could not be, the only option remained an exchange... So far in zoological community remember the story of how a few pairs of red-breasted geese domestic zoos were able to get apes, and even an Indian elephant.

Brant dwell on the Taimyr Peninsula, her favorite place - the tundra of Western Siberia, Yamal. Scientists describe it as an outgoing, very lively and moving bird. Geese Flocks of tourists, according to ornithologist PP Sushkina, long time can not calm down, and while other birds are taken for food, Geese continue to fly from place to place, then going into a pile, then once again spilling. On the water, they fall with a great noise. Red-breasted Goose - a bright representative of a family of ducks. She is an excellent swims and dives, and also knows how to sizzle.

This little bird - a born vegetarian, her diet consists of leaves, roots, shoots of various plants and herbs are the favorite food of Geese legumes. In winter, it trades on fields planted with winter crops or fed grain left after the harvest of summer crops.

Brant - really beautiful creature: it is less than the growth of the goose - about half a meter, or a little more; its weight is about one and a half kg. The plumage Geese is painted in jet black, white and reddish-kashatnovy color, which makes the bird is particularly noticeable among the other members of the duck family. Needless to say, working on a goose, nature tried to fame: its every part of red feathers - the neck, cheeks, breast - though gently circled whitewash; forehead, back of the head, back, wings and tail feathers are black, as if painted with ink. White stripes on the wings and there, and in a small area near the beak.

Whatever it was, but this charming and friendly birds are on the verge of extinction: the International Red Book describes the goose as a species, which are threatened with extinction. The reason for this was both natural factors and human activities - often develop oil and gas fields are where the nest Geese. Also, birds are very sensitive to various types of noise, so the appearance of motor boats, planes and other vehicles could not possibly do that Geese feel comfortable and safe. At present, the form is protected by law, and science is doing everything to increase or at least maintain the population of red-breasted geese.

Obverse description

The disc in the center - face value in two lines, "10 РУБЛЕЙ", under it - the mint mark on the ring along the rim at the rim - inscriptions divided by two fragments of ornament at the top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - year of issue "1992".

Reverse description

On the drive to the center - the relief image of the Red-breasted Goose, on the ring along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two points, the top of the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", below: "КРАСНОЗОБАЯ КАЗАРКА".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1992 300,000 - Unknown