Coin Central Asian cobra


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 309 56.2/1в 5514-0003


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


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date October 12, 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

Ability to inflate the hood - a distinctive feature of the genus of cobras. their nature only gave a unique ability to drive a certain part of the ribs - the ability to allow cobras take such a formidable and warlike appearance. Here are utilized in the body of a snake set of muscles that are not only deploying an intricate design of the fins, but the skin and pull the hood. But surely there are other kinds of snakes are also able in case of danger nice blow hood; in particular, the naturalist John. Durrell described it found a snake in South America, is very similar to a cobra. At the same time, if the cobra is not in danger, it will be no different from other snakes:

Central Asian cobra lives in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as in Turkmenistan and in the north-west of India, preferring humid and hot climate, so the snake can be found in the crevices of the mountains and among the rocks in the river valleys, along the ditches, next to bushes in the gardens and the foothills. In view of this, or olive brown snake - its color varies between these colors from light to dark olive-brown - about 2 meters long. At Cobra smooth, very beautiful scales, decorated with horizontal stripes, which may disappear with age.

Now even small children know that the notorious "sting" - forked tongue - not that other, as an organ of touch; with the help of the cobra gets information about the world. Moreover, scientists say that with the help of a snake captures odors. Cobra eats amphibians (frogs, toads), small rodents, birds and bird eggs. Incidentally, in the case of the Central Asian cobra can say that it is not only bites, but also "chews" because, clutching a snake jaw does not open immediately, but is literally "touches" a sacrifice his teeth.

Cobra venom is deadly; inhibiting the nervous system, it can kill a large animal and human, and the death was caused by suffocation. However, attacks on humans are extremely rare - despite the fact that the reputation of the entire tribe of snake significantly affected by different kinds of legends and diverse, often horror stories with a tragic end, you should know that the Central Asian cobra does not behave aggressively. It can be said that the rumors about attacks on her person is greatly exaggerated: in itself a cobra, if not alarming, no way will not throw in the major enemy, you need to do it pretty scare or anger. But even in this case, the first Central Asian cobra will menacing, hissing and straighten his hood, and then strike his head: the fact that the snake carefully protects his weapon - his teeth. Only if that is not enough, the cobra can bite. The victim bitten by the Central Asian cobra, however, there is plenty of time to with a special serum to prevent death. This cobra venom is used for medical purposes; for example, he is a member of some painkillers.

In the Central Asian cobra is not beautiful fur or claws expensive, but the number of this type, as it is surprising to hear it, is reduced. This happens because of human encroachment into habitat cobras, land drainage and increase agricultural areas. According to some reports, before 1994 Central Asian cobra was considered an endangered species. At the moment, it seems to have objective data on the number of missing this beautiful snake.

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 top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "1992" between the two fragments of floral ornament.

Reverse description

The disc in the center - the relief image of the Central Asian cobra, on the ring along the rim on - line, separated by two points, the top of the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", below: "СРЕДНЕАЗИАТСКАЯ КОБРА".




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