100 Rubles Polar Bear
|Type||Non circulating coin|
|Value||100 Rubles (100 RUR)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
Series: Protect Our World
The two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «100 РУБЛЕЙ 1997 г.» (100 RUBLES 1997), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.
100 РУБЛЕЙ 1997г.
Ag 900 1кг ММД
Ag 900 1 Kg MMD
Bank of Russia
The picture of two polar bears in ice-hummocks with a log-hut on the seaside and a fisherman in a boat. The inscription along the rim: «СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР» (PROTECT OUR WORLD).
Lettering: СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР
Translation: PROTECT OUR WORLD)
Reeded, 360 corrugations
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous animal and a typical representative of the Arctic. The polar bear can be found on the cost of Arctic Ocean, and in the ice of Arctic Regions. It reaches 3 meters in length and over 700 kg in weight. In Russia it inhabits Franz Joseph Land and Vrangel Island. The polar bear swims and dives well, it feeds chiefly on seals. The polar bear is under the threat of disappearance and is protected. The hunting on the polar bear is completely forbidden in Russia. The nursery was set up on Vrangel Island in 1976.
Date of issue: 22.12.1997 Catalogue number: 5117-0012
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|1997 ММД||1,000||Proof; Moscow Mint|
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