2018 Russia 1/2 oz Silver 2 Roubles Vasily Struve Proof

2018 Russia 1/2 oz Silver 2 Roubles Vasily Struve Proof

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Vasily Yakolevich Struve, was a German-Russian astronomer and geodesist. The Bank of Russia celebrates his 225th anniversary with this beautiful commemorative coin.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1/2 oz actual Silver weight.
  • Coins will be in Proof condition and delivered in protective plastic capsules.
  • Limited mintage of 3,000. Few pieces available in the international market.
  • Obverse: Depicts the portrait of Vasily Struve next to an astronomic device. The Pulkovo Observatory is in the background shown with a starry sky made with a laser matted technique. Legend translated "V. YA. STRUVE".
  • Reverse: Features the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, date, denomination, weight, purity and the mintmark of the Moscow Mint. Legends translating to: Russian Federation, Bank of Russia, 2 Roubles.
  • Struck at the Saint Petersburg mint.

Add this beautiful Russian Silver Proof commemorative coin to your collection today!

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was born in Altona, present day part of Hamburg, Germany. He went to the University of Dorpat in the Russian Empire (now Tartu, Estonia) to avoid conscription in the Napoleonic armies. He taught at the university from 1813 and was appointed head of the university in 1819. In 1834, among other honors, he became a Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ennobled by Tsar Nicholas I, Struve supervised the construction of the Pulkovo Observatory and served as its director from 1839 to 1862.

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