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 of the specified value: a large figure "5" under it horizontally the word "РУБЛЕЙ" still below the mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД". To the left of the denomination figures a Laurel branch, to the right is oak. The white rim above the inscription: "ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЙ БАНК СССР" at the bottom the year of issue: "1991". Labels separated by five-pointed stars.
On the coin reverse in the center (yellow disk) on the background of the marshy landscape with reeds is depicted sitting on a stone fish owl. On a circle above the inscription - "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА СССР" below - "РЫБНЫЙ ФИЛИН" Labels separated by dots.
Refers to a series of 15 bimetal coins dedicated to the animals of the red book.
Artists: obverse - Sys, reverse A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: A.V. Baklanov.
Total circulation: 550 thousand, including 50 thousand coins improved quality (UNC) (produced in plastic zapico plastmassovyh or in boxes of two pieces).
Fish owl is a large owl, its size can exceed 70 cm and a weight of over 4 kg. Lives near rivers in the far East of Russia and also in Japan and in the North-Eastern part of China. Feeds on fish, for which he received its name. Its diet is dominated by large salmonids. Sometimes you may hunt for rodents. Unlike other owls may be active at any time of the day.