Russia 50-RUBLES (Y369)
Russia 50-RUBLES (Y369)

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y369) Jeyran Gazelle

Non-circulating coin

After the fall of the USSR in 1991, the Russian Federation carried on with the ruble it had been using since 1961. (This being the 'sixth ruble' -- the ruble itself goes back over 500 years.) In 1992, three 10 ruble coins were issued in the Red Data Book series, then in 1993-94 another ten coins were issued in the series, all 50 ruble pieces. (I am not counting precious metal and proof-only issues.) By this time, hyper-inflation was well under way, and by 1998 one-thousand of these rubles would be worth only one new ruble.

In Azerbaijan, this rare species is known as the Jeyran Gazelle. Elsewhere, it is called the Goitered, Black-tailed, or Persian Gazelle.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum-Bronze in Copper-Nickel ring
  • CAT#: Y369

Obverse Legend

50 РУБЛЕЙ 1994г. БАНК РОССИИ

Reverse Legend

КРАСНАЯ КНИГА ДЖЕЙРАН

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