Coin Markhor


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 337 54.8/2 5109-0002


Sculptor L. S. Kamshilov
Artist M. A. Sisa


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date December 21, 1993
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

Screw-horned goat are called markhor. Another specific name given by the name of Hugh Falconer botanist from Scotland. The representative of the kind of mountain goats and bovids family has horns, twisting like a screw, spiral or corkscrew.

In males, chest and neck are lush suspension of long dark hair. All wool is usually reddish-gray and gray-white in older males. animal length up to 1.7 m, height of about one meter, weighs 80 kg, sometimes more. Magnificent horns males reach one and a half meters, females have only small horns.

Common type in the Himalayas, Tibet and Afghanistan. There are small populations in Tajikistan. Horned goat living on the steep slopes of ravines, loves rock and cliffs. It feeds on grass, leaves. He - the founder of several breeds of domestic goats.

Having excellent eyesight, hearing, smell, goats timely notice of predators, avoiding danger. Markhor are kept in groups, but adult males are separated after the rut. Females constitute a family of 2-3 adults, kids, godovichkov. In winter, all animals are active during daylight, and in the summer grazing vecherom- night, early in the morning.

In nature, markhor live up to 10 years and almost do not die of old age. Killed by wolves and the bullets from exhaustion to hunger and avalanches. View recorded 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 left - the designation of metal and its fineness, in the center - the mint mark on the right - the fine metal content inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1993 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image Markhor, standing on a rock along the rim - the inscription: "ВИНТОРОГИЙ КОЗЁЛ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1993 - 50,000 Unknown