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The Mint has printed gold Koran

January 24 2007
15:16

The Koran in gold printed Moscow Mint.

Director of the Mint Anatoly BOGORODSKII reported that served as the original ancient manuscript of the Muslim holy book, known as the "Koran of Usman, founded in the VIII century. Kept a rarity in St. Petersburg branch of Institute of Oriental Studies.

"At the Mint minted 163 pages in Arabic script with the latest Russian technology coinage used to produce collectible products of superior quality", - said BOGORODSKII. A copy made in the scale of one to one - the height of pages about 14 inches and the width of about 10.

The Russian company "Tues» (WT) was made by the customer, it plans to finance the production of 10 copies. In making the first copy of one and a half years. The entire project is scheduled to be completed within six months.

Two gold Koran remain in Russia. One will give a gift to the president of Russia, and the other - in the Institute of Oriental Studies, which houses the original. The remaining 8 copies intended for heads of Islamic states. NTV reports


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