Coin Central Asian cobra


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 373 54.8/5 5109-0005


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


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date January 5, 1995
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

With the tail body can be more than 2 meters, but is usually smaller. Painting of the upper body from dark brown to pale olive, yellowish belly. Young cobras have bright and dark rings closed on the belly. With age rings fade, disappearing on the belly. Instead, they appear stains. Scales smooth. The pupil is round.

Frightened cobra raises the front part of the body by a third length, extends the neck and torso, publishes a menacing hiss. Then he tries to scare the enemy, striking his head with the mouth closed. It protects its fangs. Demonstrative defense posture - an innate behavior, and snakes hatched at threat once it is taken.

A common snake in Asia. He loves clay and rocky foothills, river banks, with terraces, gorges. It is found along the ditches, in abandoned buildings and fields, in the gardens. While cool - the snake is active during the day and in the summer to hunt in the morning and in the dark. Shelter cobra are cracked soil, burrows of rodents, niche under rocks, gullies and thickets of shrubs in reservoirs. It hibernates in deep burrows from September to April. Molts twice a year. Group does not form - so there is no large.

This cobra your diet is half of the amphibians, especially frogs he loves green. Eats and reptiles, birds, eggs. Attacking, cobra greatly compresses the food. Going through the jaws, it injects poison.

Pairing cobra in May. In summer, lay about 15 eggs elongated. The maturity of the young Cobra reached the 4 th year of life.

In nature, the number of species is low, and it should be protected. How rare 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 1994 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the content of the precious metal content.

Reverse description

Relief image of the Central Asian cobra against the backdrop of vegetation, lower rim - "СРЕДНЕАЗИАТСКАЯ КОБРА".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1994 - 50,000 Unknown