Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin20.06.2012
The craftsmen of the Moscow Mint of Goznak had worked upon them with a special attitude. The order was especially honorable.
It is not the first time that the Moscow Mint works upon products dedicated to the most famous museum of Moscow. Coins and medals minted in its workshops are stored in the museum funds. The Director of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin I.A. Antonova reminded of the fact in the letter of thanks to the Moscow Mint. Irina Alexandrovna appreciated the quality of the jubilee lapel badges and medals highly.
The “100th Anniversary of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin” jubilee medals are made of brass with patina-forming treatment with the diameter of 75 mm in the number of 2000 pieces. The façade of the main building of the museum and the portrait of its founder and first director Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev are depicted on the obverse side of the medal. On the reverse there is a view of the Italian garden and “2012” inscription. The lapel badge is decorated with the image of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin enframed with a laurel wreath.
50 lapel badges are made of silver with coloured enamels, 250 badges – of nickel-silver with silvering. The author of the design of the commemorative coin and the lapel badge is an honoured artist of Russia V.M. Erokhin. Field engineers of cold stamping equipment Ivan Sopot and Sergey Vaskin produced the medals.