Банк Абхазии

Date of issue: November 16, 2009
Сatalogue number - 0110010-006

Metal, fineness

Total Weight,g

Fine metal content not less than, g.



Mintage, thousand pcs.

10 apsars


Silver 925





up to  1000


The obverse:

in the upper central part of the coin, on the smooth field - the relief picture of the State Emblem of the Republic of Abkhazia, under it - the inscription in Abkhaz “Аҧсны Абанк”(The Bank of Abkhazia). The semicircular inscriptions above the State Emblem indicate the denomination of the coin “10 ҦСАРК” (10 APSARS). Along the rim to the left - the indication of the metal sign in accordance with the D.I.Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements and chemically pure metal content, to the right - the mint trade mark. In the lower part of the coin, on the matted field and raised small print inscriptions of five lines “Аҧсны Абанк” - the year of mintage "2009"


The reverse:

to the left – the portrait of Aleksandr Konstantinovich Chachba, to the right – the main element of the Chachba tsarist emblem in the form of two Dioskuri caps crowned with the hexactinal stars. Under the emblem – dates "1867" and "1968". Above the portrait – the semicircular inscription "Александр Чачба" (Aleksandr Chachba).



The rim is raised on both sides of the coin.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The quality of the coin is proof-like.

The artist: Japua B.R.

Mintage: 1000 pcs.


The silver coin “Александр Чачба” (Aleksandr Chachba) of 10 apsars denomination of the series “Outstanding personalities of Abkhazia ”.


Aleksandr Konstantinovich Chachba (1867-1968) was a prince, a great grandson of the Abkhaz Principality sovereign Keleshbey Chachba, a locum tenens of the Princely Throne of Abkhazia (1918-1968). He was also a professional artist, graphic artist, painter, theater designer, art historian and arts critic. At the beginning of the 20-th century (1907-1918) he was one of the most famous theater designers of the St. Petersburg imperial theaters - Mariinskiy and Aleksandrinskiy. The members of the creative circles of A.K. Chachba were A.N. Benoix. A.J.Golovin, V.A.Serov, N.A.Rerikh, P.Pikasso, A.Deren.

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