The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "5" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЕЙ" even the small numbers below the year of issue "1990".
The reverse of the coin depicts the building of the Institute of ancient manuscripts Matenadaran in Yerevan. In the foreground along the staircase depicts the open scroll with the letters of the Armenian alphabet, to the left the candlestick with a burning candle. In the right part there is a horizontal inscription «ЕРЕВАН» under it the date of construction of the building, "1959", and below that are the national symbols of Armenia - the Falcon and the sword and shield. In the upper part of the field in a semi-circle along the rim the inscription a stylized font «МАТЕНАДАРАН»
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Release date: 31 October 1990, refers to a series of coins dedicated to the attractions of the USSR.
Artist: A. A. Kolodkin.
Sculptor: N.And. Noses.
Total circulation: 3 million pieces, of which 400 thousand coins collectible performance Proof and UNC.
The Matenadaran Institute was founded in 1920 on the basis of manuscripts stored in the Echmiadzin monastery. The elder scrolls belong to the V century, they were created by Mesrop Mashtots, founder of the Armenian alphabet. In Soviet times, the manuscript was transported to Yerevan (by that time they already had more than 4 thousand), and in 1959 he built a special building, designed in the style of Armenian architecture of XII-XIII centuries. Before the building there is a statue of Mashtots, and in front of the facade sculptures of different thinkers. In addition to Armenian manuscripts, there are other ancient writings.
Release for treatment, has poor attention to detail. On coins without a trace of wear is allowed a barely noticeable scratches and nicks that have emerged from storage in bags.
Edition of 2 600 000 shares.
Degree of rarity: 1.
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The issue of improved quality for collectors, you'll be more clear terrain and the complete absence of defects relating to when storing coins. Implemented in an airtight plastic seal.
Coins coinage with traces of wear, are equal to the normal collectors edition.
With a circulation of 400 000 units (including proof-like).
Degree of rarity: 2.
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Special edition for collectors, you'll be a mirror surface with matte relief. The catalogs can be given as proof (proof) or proof-like (proof-like). Implemented in a plastic box (less common), or in the plastic sealing.
With a circulation of 400 000 units (including UNC).
Degree of rarity: 2.
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