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On November 16, 2009 the Bank of Abkhazia issues a silver coin “Александр Чачба” (Aleksandr Chachba) of 10 apsars denomination of the series "Outstanding Personalities of Abkhazia" dedicated to Aleksandr Konstantinovich Chachba.

The silver coin “Александр Чачба” (Aleksandr Chachba) of 10 apsars denomination of the series "Outstanding Personalities of Abkhazia"(fine precious metal content 31,1 g, fineness 925, catalogue number 0110010-006, diameter 39,0 mm).

The rim is raised on both sides of the coin.

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 obverse


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


The reverse


The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The quality of the coin is proof-like.

The artist: Japua B.R.

Mintage: 1000 pcs.

The coin is a legal tender of the Republic of Abkhazia at par value equivalent to Russian rubles. 1 apsar is equal to 10 rubles of the Russian Federation.

The credit institutions of the Republic of Abkhazia distribute the Bank of Abkhazia commemorative coins of precious metals to legal entities and private individuals

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, scenographer, art historian and art critic. At the beginning of the 20-th century (1907-1918) he was one of the most famous scenographers of the St. Petersburg imperial theaters - Mariinsky and Aleksandrinsky. 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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