Coin sample 1859 minted from silver 500 sample. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim 130 toward the inside teeth.The obverse of the coin
in the Central part of the depiction of the Small State Emblem of the Russian Empire
of the sample of 1856. The coat of arms double-headed eagle crowned with two Imperial crowns, above is the same crown, but a larger size is associated with lower crowns waving a tape of Andrew's order. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left - power. Placed on the breast the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Moscow
coat of arms surrounded by chain of the order of Saint Apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo. Lifted up on the wings of an eagle located the coats of arms of the eight kingdoms (four on each wing). On the left the arms of the kingdoms: Kazan, Polish, Tauric Chersonesos, and United in one the coats of arms of the Grand principalities of Kiev, Vladimir and Novgorod. On the right the arms of kings: Astrakhan, Siberia, Moscow and the Grand Duchy of Finland. The tail of a stylized eagle made. To the left of the tail - the letter "Н" the right - letter "I"(initials of mintmaster mint).On the coin reverse
in the center of the specified value: a number "20", underneath the word "КОПЕЕК" The left and right of the numeric designation of denominations, there are two asterisks, the number of Imperial crown. Under the denomination of ornaments in the form of two stylized lines, between which outlet. Below is the mintage year "1872", again below the letters "С.П.Б." meaning "Saint Petersburg". The edges of the coin features a wreath of two branches connected at the bottom with tape.
Type of eagle 1860-1873 years, differs in several details: the feathers, legs, location of the claws, but the most obvious difference is the end of the scepter comes into contact with the feather wing.
Degree of rarity: 2.
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Type of eagle 1871-1917 years, differs in several details: the feathers, legs, location of the claws, but the most obvious difference is the end of the scepter is at a distance from the wing feathers.
Degree of rarity: 1.
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