Coin Turkmen eublepharis

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 331 56.1/5 5516-0004

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date November 16, 1993
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 (interrupted corrugation with a pitch of 3 mm)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Turkmen eublepharis - a ground-gecko lizard of the genus eublepharis.

The length of the animal up to 14 cm, tail up to 9 cm, weight 65 Samko little smaller. The head is quite large and high, clearly separated from the neck. The body with small scales, among which there are separate tapered and larger. The tail is usually much swollen in the middle. Young eublepharis uniformly-dark top with wide stripes across the back and tail. Adults yellowish-brown, ocher, have a lot of purple-brown spots and speckles of irregular shape. On the ridge passes light strip. Tail light lilac with light and dark spots.

This lizard inhabits the mountains south of Turkmenistan, choosing residence rocky gorges and gentle slopes. He lives under rocks, in crevices in the burrows of rodents.

In the food suitable insects, arthropods, small lizards and young rodents.

On eublepharis hunt cobras and eagles. The female lays in July, two or three eggs.

The number of species, though low, but stable. In the 80s, only 20 copies were found in the USSR. View protected and included in the Red Book.

Obverse description

In the center - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin), underneath the right - the mint mark, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "50 РУБЛЕЙ 1993 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image Turkmen eublepharis on the background of the steppe vegetation, inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - the "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА", at the bottom - "ТУРКМЕНСКИЙ ЭУБЛЕФАР".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1993 300,000 - Unknown