Coin Sandy mole rat


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 494 54.8/11 5109-0011


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor L. S. Kamshilov
Sculptor D. Yu. Perepelkin


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date August 6, 1996
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

Sandy mole rat - mammal animal kind of mole rats and a rodent.

It is generally similar to other members of the genus: has reduced eyes, ears and tail. In typical trait closest to the giant mole rat. The body length of about 30 cm, fur painted in light shades of gray, and the belly from the back of the color is different.

It lives in sandy forest in the lower reaches of the Dnieper. The main population is in the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve. This was outside the area of a mosaic.

Mole rat - a highly specialized digger and leads exclusively underground life. Feed passages has a depth of 25 cm, if this sand and 60 in grasslands. The area of personal plots can exceed 80 m². The activity depends on the feed and the season. Winter mole rat does not exceed 3 emission, and rises to 9 per day in summer. In winter animal carefully stored. The majority of the food are plants that are abundant in the community. Enemies in the usual kind - predators foxes, polecats, martens. Progeny happens once a year, and it may be 4 cub.

The threat comes from the management of people with the development of sand and afforestation. Kind is brought in two editions of the Red Book, the list of the IUCN.

Obverse description

Image of two-headed eagle (designed by artist I. Bilibin), inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1996 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse description

Relief image of sandy mole rat, lower rim - "ПЕСЧАНЫЙ СЛЕПЫШ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1996 - 50,000 Unknown