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Russia 2015 Russian Geographical Society 50 Ruble Gold Coin

Description:

Founded in 1845 by a group of Russian scientists, navigators, and aristocrats, the Russian Geographical Society has contributed greatly to the pursuit of scientific discovery in both Russia and abroad. In this 50-ruble gold coin issued by the Bank of Russia, founding member Fyodor Litke (1797-1882) is honored. Litke’s cartographic work on the Bering Sea region and Alaska was critical to Russia’s navigation of the region during the period when they controlled the territory.

This gold 50-ruble coin is struck as a proof and has a limited mintage of 7,000 pieces. Issue date: September 28, 2015.


Obverse:

In the center is a two-headed eagle – the emblem of the Bank of Russia. Underneath the eagle is the inscription “Банк России” (Bank of Russia). The eagle is surrounded by a beaded circle. Between the beaded circle and the rim is the following text: ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ (fifty rubles), and 2015 Г[од]. Along the rim of the coin are the inscriptions “AU 999”, “7,78” (representing the coin’s weight in grams), and the mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint.

Reverse:

The bust of Fyodor Petrovich Litke, facing right. Encircling the design is the inscription РУССКОЕ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО ОСН. в 1845 г. (Russian Geographical Society, Established in 1845). Litke’s name is inscribed: Ф.П. ЛИТКЕ below his chin.

 

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Russia
Year Of Issue:  2015
Denomination:  50 Ruble
Mint Mark:  St. Petersburg
Mintage:  7,000
Alloy:  .999 Gold
Weight:  7.78 grams
Diameter:  22.6 mm
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Quality:  Proof

 

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