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3 rubles 1991 "250 years of discovery of Russian America. Fortress Ross"

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Coin 3 rubles 1991 250 years of discovery of Russian America. Fortress Ross
Nominal: 3 rubles
Year: 1991
Metal: Silver
Period of issue: 1991
Standard weight: 34,56 g
Ligature weidht: 31,1 g
Quality of performance: Proof
Mint: LMD
Standart diameter: 39 mm
Standart thickness: 3,3 mm
Edge: 300 riffles
3 rubles 1991 250 years of discovery of Russian America. Fortress Ross. Edge
Metal sample: 900
Volume of issue: 25000
Nominal: 3 rubles
Year: 1991
Metal: Silver
Period of issue: 1991
Standart weight: 34,56 g
Ligature weidht: 31,1 g
Quality of performance: Proof
Mint: LMD
Standart diameter: 39 mm
Standart thickness: 3,3 mm
Edge: 300 рифлений
250 лет открытия Русской Америки. Крепость Росс. Edge
Metal sample: 900
Volume of issue: 25000

Description of coin 3 rubles 1991 "250 years of discovery of Russian America. Fortress Ross":

The obverse of the coin at the top the emblem of the USSR of the sample of 1956 (15 bands of tape around the number of the Union republics, the lower coil larger than the other). Under the emblem of a large letter "СССР" yet below is the value: a large figure "3" under it the word "РУБЛЯ" At the very bottom near Kant is the year of issue "1991". In the bottom left, under the horizontal line in the two lines marked metal, fineness and weight of pure silver - "Ag 900 to 31.1" on the right side under the same trait located at the same level, is a mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД".

The reverse features a sailing ship, sailing to the coast of Alaska, in the left part of the Seagull and symbolic image of the astrolabe (the main instrument of the sailors of that time). Upstairs along the edge to the handwritten font in a semicircle the inscription: "250 ЛЕТ ОТКРЫТИЯ РУССКОЙ АМЕРИКИ" at the bottom in the same font, but more finely - "КРЕПОСТЬ РОСС • 1812"

On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.

Photo source: my-coins.ru.


In 1812, Kuskov A. I. was founded fortress Ross, who became one of the most remote Russian settlement in history (now the Northern part of the state of California, 80 miles North of San Francisco). Hence began the development of Alaska, and later settlements began to appear further North. In 1869, the Alaska and a narrow strip along the Pacific coast with a Fort Ross sold to the USA for 7.2 million dollars. Now at this point the descendants of Russian settlers recreated the wooden Orthodox Church and Russian village. The population has long does not speak Russian, but following some customs.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 3 рубля:

1. The 1000th anniversary of the ancient Russian architecture. Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev 3 rubles 1988
2. The 1000th anniversary of ancient coin minting. The Pieces Of Silver Vladimir 3 rubles 1988
3. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. The Moscow Kremlin 3 rubles 1988
4. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. The first all-Russian coins 3 rubles 1989
5. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. Fleet Of Peter The Great 3 rubles 1990
6. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. Peter and Paul fortress 3 rubles 1990
7. The world summit for children 3 rubles 1990
8. 250 years of discovery of Russian America. The expedition of J. cook in Russian America 3 rubles 1990
9. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. The Bolshoi theatre 3 rubles 1991
10. The 500 anniversary of the unified Russian state. Triumphal arch in Moscow 3 rubles 1991
11. 30 years of human flight into space. Yuri Gagarin 3 rubles 1991
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