Coin Astrakhan region


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 977 56.2/56 5514-0053


Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor E. A. Tolzin


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date June 13, 2008
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Russian Federation
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

The coin is dedicated to the Astrakhan region, which is located on the East European Plain (south-east). It is here, in the region of the Caspian depression is the greatest river of our country Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. It is interesting that this area is conditional on the border of Asia and Europe. Moreover, due to the presence on the territory of such a serious "waterway" as the Volga, the area has access to five seas. If we look at the Astrakhan region on the map, it is located on a narrow strip of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain. It is worth noting that the great delta of the Volga periodically flooded hollow waters. This site is a great place for spawning of many valuable species of fish.

If we talk about the field of mineral resources, it is - one of the richest in Russia. After all, there are deposits of natural gas and oil. They have successfully developed domestic oil and gas companies. In addition, the area is very rich in deposits of rock salt - a valuable mineral resource.

In ancient times, through the current of the Astrakhan region were Arab and Persian trade routes. In the 8-10 centuries, these territories were part of the Khazar Khanate. There are strong suggestions that indicate that the city of Itil, the capital of the khanate, was located on the present territory of Astrakhan region. It destroyed in 965 Russian Prince Svyatoslav. Somewhat later came the territory at the disposal of the Polovtsy, and in the 13th century it was conquered by the Mongols. In 1558 it merged with the Astrakhan Khanate to the Russian state. This allowed the district to do the domestic military outpost. In the 17th century. developed salt and fisheries.

Obverse description

In the center - the designation value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the inscription "РУБ". In the lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2008" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

The image of the emblem of the Astrakhan region, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" at the bottom - "АСТРАХАНСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2008 5,000,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2008 5,000,000 - Unknown