Coin Field-Marshal M. B. Barclay de Tolly

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1393 55.3/6 5710-0003

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. I. Molostov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 21, 2012
Weight 5 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The generals and heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812
Denomination 2
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)
Shape Round

Detailed description

At the time of deployment of the Second World War in 1812, Barclay de Tolly commanded the Western forces of the Russian army. For the first time, he had to retreat near Smolensk, to avoid large losses of human and connect with Bagration. This step is not given to destroy the Russian army, but for many it seemed cowardly retreat. Society and government are not able at that time to evaluate the strategy correctly.

Before the Napoleonic invasion, he became Minister of Defense. But many do not even realize that the enemy step Mikhail Bogdanovich was lucky enough to predict in advance, so he was able to advance to increase the number of soldiers in the army, to build more than one dozen fortresses. For every general special instructions have been created, which should have been the way at the time of the attack. All this was carried out contrary to the views of the Emperor. Barclay wanted to avoid huge losses in the army, which would have been unavoidable.

So without reaching an understanding with the government in August, Kutuzov took his post. The latter appreciated and respected talent Barclay de Tolly as commander, so the field of Borodino was given at the disposal of Mikhail Bogdanovich without delay. In the battle of Borodino, Barclay rushed into battle heroically, eyewitnesses claimed that he was just looking for his death here. Despite the death of all his aides and 5 horses, he is still alive. This match has immortalized it in the collectible coin.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "2 РУБЛЯ", 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

Bust relief portrait of M. B. Barclay de Tolly in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "М. Б. БАРКЛАЙ ДЕ ТОЛЛИ"

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Circulation

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