Coin Peregrine

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 370 56.1/8 5516-0009

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date December 24, 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

Peregrine falcon - the bird of prey falcon family. Not small - with a gray crow in size. Dark gray back plumage becomes mottled belly. Head and distinctive black mustache.

This is the fastest of all of the birds and all living creatures of the earth - in a diving flight speed of over 320 km / h. But in horizontal flight Peregrine inferior Swifts. Hunting, predator sits high or floating in the sky. Searching of prey, it rises and falls almost vertically downwards, hitting tangential legs folded up. claws kick is so strong that the head may fly off at even the big game.

Matured at the age of two years for a family, a couple of saves for life. It nests on the cliffs of the rocks, the tops of hills, at least - on the bumps marshes or the roofs of high-rise buildings, the church tower and bridges.

Peregrine Falcons were considered rare since World War II. Then the number increased in connection with the ban on pesticides. Included in the Red Book of how a small kind of - for category II. CITES prohibits trade peregrine falcon in the world. Thanks to the skills of hunting falcons left no trace in the culture of the peoples of the world.

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 Peregrine, along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two dots: at the top - the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", at the bottom - "САПСАН".

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Circulation

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