The obverse of the coin vividly depicts St. Basil's Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) in Moscow, right underneath the mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД" upstairs on the left the emblem of the Bank of Russia: double-headed eagle with drooping wings. To the left along the rim, a semicircular inscription "БАНК" also right along the rim "РОССИИ" In the lower part of the field of coins of the specified denomination in two lines - "3 РУБЛЯ" beneath finely, the year of coinage - "1992".
The reverse of the coin depicted in the foreground the flags of the three States: left the UK and the USA, to the right of the Soviet Union. The bottom semi-circle along the rim the inscription: "СЕВЕРНЫЙ КОНВОЙ" right above the flags along the edge to date: "1941-1945". The background shows a convoy of three ships, attacked them from the front bomber (near the ship pillar of spray from the bomb blast).
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: S. M. Ivanov.
Date of issue: June 2, 1992
During the great Patriotic war, the only open water was by the North (via Murmansk), it was constantly convoys of food, ammunition and equipment sent by the allies of the USSR (total was 42 convoy), and 36 convoys in the opposite direction. Defense of Murmansk was critical to the outcome of the war and continued until the end of 1944, when the enemy were driven to the West. Since the Barents sea is due to warm currents does not freeze even in winter, the ships went on throughout the year. Frequent storms and the attack of enemy aircraft made the delivery of goods extremely difficult.
The only option the release of this coin. Made proof finish with the use of stamps, polished to a mirror Shine, while the relief has not been polished. Ideally a mirror surface and frosted design. The term proof-like (proof-like) indicates the possible presence of barely visible defects in the production and sales, missing out on the proof (proof). The coins were distributed sealed in an airtight cellophane packaging, then could shift collectors in a plastic capsule.
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