The obverse of the coin in the ring of dots depicts the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the eagle with drooping wings), under the right paw mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД". From the outside of the ring up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: "ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ 1993г." below "БАНК РОССИИ"(the inscriptions are separated by ornaments, consisting of rhombuses).
The reverse of the coin is the relief image of the monastery of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra in Sergiyev Posad, in the foreground are Pyatnitskaya str. and Vvedenskaya Church with a chapel. Bottom antique print: Sergiev Posad, below a more finely-date of construction - "XIV-XVIII вв." Up in a semicircle along the edge to the old font: "ТРОИЦЕ-СЕРГИЕВА ЛАВРА"
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: March 24, 1993
According to some reports a portion of these coins came into circulation.
Total circulation - 500 thousand, of which 350 thousand in proof quality and 150 thousand quality UNC.
The Trinity-Sergius Lavra - the largest monastery in Russia, located in Moscow region in city Sergiev Posad. According to legend, was founded by Sergius of Radonezh together with his brother in the time of Dmitry Donskoy. The complex is a strong fortress with high walls and towers, within which there are several churches (the most important Trinity and assumption cathedrals), the refectory with rich fresco paintings, Seminary, theological Academy and a Museum. A visit to the monastery is included in all programs tours to the Golden ring in the season influx of tourists can be compared with the largest museums in the world.
Released improved quality (without a trace of the storage bags) using conventional stamps. Different uniform matte surface. The coins were distributed sealed in an airtight cellophane packaging, then could shift collectors in a plastic capsule.
Circulation: 150 000 Шт.
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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.
Circulation: 350,000 pieces.
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