Cathedral (Almaty city) – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver coin
Face value: 500 tenge.
Date of issue: 2 June, 2007.
Saint Ascension Cathedral of the city of Almay is not only a great Orthodox sanctuary of the Semirechie region, but outstanding piece of architecture. Notable by sharp harmony of architecture shapes and proportions among other architecture monuments in Central Asia, this Cathedral is a striking example of achievements in architecture of that period. Built at the beginning of XX century with the usage of the most modern techniques of the age, this cathedral stood the test of destructive earthquake in 1911.
Averse: State Emblem of Republic of Kazakhstan; face value of the coin “500 TENGE”; two inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN” in Kazakh and Russian.
Reverse: image of Saint Ascension Cathedral of the city of Almay; name of the coin in Kazakh and Russian “Cathedral”; trade mark of Kazakhstan Mint; two-line inscription “ALMATY 2007” means the location of the cathedral and the year of coinage; “Ag 925 31,1 gr.” means metal, standard of coinage and weight of the coin.
Lateral surface is grooved.
Weight: 31,1 gr.
Diameter: 38,61 mm.
Fineness: 925 Ag.
Mintage: 4 000.
The coin comes with certificate of authencity (COA) and in original box.