25 Rubles Raymonda


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 25 Rubles
25 RUB = 0.34 USD
Currency Ruble (1998-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 173.29 g
Diameter 60.00 mm
Thickness 6.80 mm
Shape Round
Number N# 69713
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Y# 696,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
CBR# 5115-0020
Central Bank of Russia (http://old.cbr.ru/eng/Bank-notes_coins/)

Commemorative issue

Series: Russian Ballet

Series: Russian Ballet


In the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim:at the top — «ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ» (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom — «1999», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

• Ag 900 • 1999г. • 155,5 ММД •

Twenty Five Rubles
Bank of Russia

Engravers: A.A.Dolgopolova, A.A.Dolgopolova


The pictures of Raymonda and the Knight Jean de Brienne (the Raymonda's dream) from the 1st act. The inscription at the bottom along the rim: «РАЙМОНДА» (RAYMONDA).

Lettering: РАЙМОНДА

Translation: Raymonda

Engravers: A.A.Dolgopolova, A.A.Dolgopolova


Reeded, 252 corrugations


The ballet «Raymonda» ((music by A.Glasunov) staged by M.Petipa was first presented on January 7, 1898 in the Mariinsky Theater,St.Petersburg. The plot is based on the knightly legend.In her Birthday ’s eve the young Raymonda fell suddenly in passionate love with the beautiful knight Jean de Brienne. The Jean ’s father, who came to seek her hand in marriage with his son,had presented Raymonda the tapestry with the portrait of Jean.Abderakhman, the Saracen sheikh, accompanied by magnificent suite, also came to congratulate Raymonda. He tries to abduct Raymonda at the height of the celebration but Jean, who suddenly comes, strikes him with his sword. The wedding of Raymonda and Jean is splendid celebrated in the castle. The ballet is a complete pattern of the united musical and dancing style which was typical for symphonic ballets created by Russian composers at the end of the XIXth beginning of the XXth centuries. During the century after its first presentation many great choreographers appealed to staging the ballet: A.Gorsky, L.Lavrovsky, V.Vainonen, K.Sergeyev, J.Balantshin,T.Gzovskaya.The role of Raimonda embodied in different time such brilliant ballet dancers as: E.Guelcer, E.Semionova, S.Golovkina, G.Ulanova, N.Dudinskaya, I.Kolpakova,T.Karsavina, O.Spesivceva, O.Preobrazhenskaya, M.Plisetskaya.

Date of issue: 28.07.1999  Catalogue number: 5115-0020

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999 ММД 3 000 Proof; Moscow Mint

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