USSR commemorative Platinum Coins
Series: 250 th anniversary of the discovery of Russian America.
Ioann Veniaminov – Missioner and Enlightener, XIX Century.
Par : 150 rubles
Release Date: 22.04.1991
Mint: Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Mint (LMD)
|Metal, fineness||Platinum 999/1000|
|Content chemically pure metal, g||15.55|
|Total weight, g||15.55|
|The edge||240 corrugations.|
Saint Innocent of Alaska (August 26, 1797 - March 31, 1879), also known as Saint Innocent of Moscow was a Russian Orthodox priest, bishop, archbishop and Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. He is known for his missionary work, scholarship and leadership in Alaska and the Russian Far East during the 1800s. He is known for his great zeal for his work as well as his abilities as a scholar, linguist and administrator. He was a missionary and later a bishop and archbishop in Alaska and the Russian Far East. He learned several native languages and was the author of many of the earliest scholarly works about the native peoples and their languages, as well as dictionaries and religious works in their languages. He also translated parts of the Bible into several native languages.
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