|Sculptor||A. N. Bessonov|
|Artist||S. V. Sutyagin|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||April 23, 2011|
|Weight||8.4 г .|
|Diameter||27 мм .|
|Thickness||2.1 мм .|
|Series||The ancient cities of Russia|
|Metal||Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)|
|Edge||Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)|
In Lipetsk region on the tributaries of the Don Quick Elchika Pines and in ancient times there was a border fortress Elec. It serves for the protection of the Russian state from the raids of the steppe nomads, hunted in the wild pitch. The first written mention of Yelets as the city belongs to the chronicle of the year 1146. This date is considered to be the year of its foundation, but historical data confirm that Elec much older.
In carrying out its mandated task of the town for the protection of borders of Russia, Elec repeatedly subjected to numerous raids Polovtsy, many times it completely destroyed the hordes of Mongols. Several times the town burned down in the fires. But every time he was reborn from the ashes of destruction and over and over again. From the 12th century the principality Yelets specific part of the Ryazan principality and continues to carry the border service. And in the 15th century, when the Elets under the authority of Moscow, comes the relative calm, the city begins to develop, expand, its population increases.
Gradually, the Russian state grows, its boundaries are pushed further away from Yelets, the city begins to actively trade with bread, swings open the adjacent Black Earth, there are craft enterprises.
City Elec known to us his Ascension Cathedral, built in the 19th century, the architectural ensemble of the residential urban estates, Elets lace. His famous by such famous people as the writer M. M. Prishvin, Nobel Prize winner I. A. Bunin, composer T. N. Khrennikov, D. I. Pisarev, A. N. Safonova, and many others.
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 "2011" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.
Architectural panorama of the city at the top of the right - the coat of arms of the city of Yelets, according to the circumference of the ring - the inscription at the top: "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", below: "ЕЛЕЦ".