The coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast was adopted on December 17, 2001. It is a quadrangular heraldic shield with rounded lower corners and pointed tip. The blue shield contains a golden crown consisting of a band with three visible frondescent barbs and a golden miter attached by five visible arcs decorated with pearl and green underlay. There is a silver scimitar with a golden handle, its edge turned to the right, under the crown. The shield is capped with the Tsar’s diadem, an Astrakhan Cap, which symbolizes that the territory of Astrakhan Khanate was not always a Russian one but was annexed to the Russian state.
The modern coat of arms of Astrakhan was approved by the Astrakhan City Council. It features a crown of a particular shape above a silver sword in an azure heraldic shield. The coat of arms of Astrakhan is a quadrangular French heraldic shield with rounded lower corners and pointed lower tip. The blue shield contains a golden miter-shaped crown with five visible frondescent barbs with pearls placed on a band covered with gems with five visible arcs. The middle one is decorated with gems, and the sideward ones are covered with pearl, with green underlay. There is a silver scimitar with a golden handle, its edge turned to the left, under the crown.
The postage stamp depicts the coat of arms of Astrakhan, and the souvenir sheet margins feature the coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast and a map of the Russian Federation with the region highlighted in color.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Astrakhan.
Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 60 RUB.
Size of sheet: 90×60 mm, size of stamp in sheet: 30×42 mm.
Circulation: 85,000 copies.