Embossing is produced on the workpiece consisting of two metals - and-white copper-Nickel ring, inside which copper-zinc disk. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.
The obverse of the coin in the center is a depiction of the emblem of the Bank of Russia (double-headed eagle with drooping wings), still below the mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД". The white rim above the inscription: "50 РУБЛЕЙ 1994г." below the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" The inscriptions are separated elements consisting of two intersecting rhombuses.
On the coin reverse in the center (yellow disk) the image of the bison among the grassy tussocks. On a circle above the inscription - "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА" below - "ЗУБР" Labels separated by dots.
Refers to a series of 15 bimetal coins dedicated to the animals of the red book.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: A. A. Dolgopolova.
Date of issue: November 10, 1994
Bison is a rare species of wild ox, is very close to the more common American bison. It is the largest representative of the European herbivores can weigh 1ton and length of about 3 meters. Unlike domestic cows, has a much more powerful body, shorline structure and thick coat. Due to the active hunting population has dramatically decreased, now the bison are found only in zoos and some reserves, the largest number in the Bialowieza forest (Belarus). The Caucasian subspecies of the European bison was completely destroyed, he is now recreated by crossbreeding and lives in the mountains of Adygea and Krasnodar territory.