Coin battle of Borodino

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1409 55.1/18 5712-0003

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Художник реверса L. A. Evdokimova
Sculptor Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 17, 2012
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Battles and significant events the war of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian Army 1813-1814
Denomination 5
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Golenishtchev-Kutuzov, appointed by decree of Alexander the First Commander of the Russian army arrived in force 29/08/1812 was to give battle and prevent Moscow to the French. The place of the battle were elected to the plain near the village of Borodino.

The forces of the Napoleonic and Russian armies were almost equal: 135 000 Napoleonic soldiers against 132 thousand militiamen from Moscow and Smolensk, reservists headed Miloradovich and Cossack cavalry. The fight broke out with the first rays of the morning of the seventh of September and lasted until the dark of night.

The French have a long and fiercely attacked the Russian redoubts and flushes, but the soldiers defending the homeland, stood perfectly still. Napoleon could not destroy the Russian, although Kutuzov was unable to hold back the enemy's invasion of the ancient Russian capital.

The Battle of Borodino Napoleon lost from 30 to 58 thousand. His soldiers reached 44 thousand loss among Russian soldiers. To lead the army to complete destruction, Kutuzov planned departure to the walls of Moscow, followed by the battle on the outskirts of the capital. Russian army, which strengthened the fighting spirit shown in the Battle of Borodino heroism, fortitude and courage, his willingness to lay down his head for his beloved Fatherland.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2012", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

In the center - the relief image of the monument to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, along the edge along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two points at the top: "БОРОДИНСКОЕ СРАЖЕНИЕ", at the bottom: "ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1812 ГОДА".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2012 5,000,000 - Unknown