Coin Peregrine


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 492 54.8/12 5109-0012


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


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date August 3, 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

Peregrine - a large hawk refers to birds of prey. Capsan - the fastest bird that can reach speeds up to 240-300 km / hour.

Habitat - everywhere except Antarctica.

Bird Body streamlined shape, color contrast: dark top and bottom of the lighter with a pronounced thin cross pattern. On the breast of dark spots in the form of drops. The base of the beak, eyelids and legs bright yellow.

Hunt prefers to inaccessible areas with a wide horizon. It hunts mainly on medium-sized birds: pigeons, starlings, gulls. In rodent attacks are extremely rare. Most often sacrifice dogs from the shelter, then suddenly attacked. Trying to duck or below or, preferably, to attack from above. Turning to the rapid peak falls on the victim.

It nests on the ledges of the cliffs, steep cliffs, tall trees, buildings person.

Since the mid-20c. Peregrine Falcon population rapidly began to fall due to the use of human pesticide to kill insects. Pesticides accumulate in the bodies of insects and insectivorous birds peregrine falcon eating the poison gets into their bodies. In connection with what is listed in the Red Book.

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 peregrine falcon, lower rim - "САПСАН".




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