Coin Field-Marshal P. H. Wittgenstein

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1396 55.3/9 5710-0006

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor E. A. Tolzin

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 24, 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

Wittgenstein Peter Hristianovich, general and commander of the first corps of infantry, during the battles of 1812 defended the Northern Capital of the French forces, commanded by Marshal Macdonald, and Marshal Oudinot. In the battle Wittgenstein received two wounds, but the task of the defense of St. Petersburg performed. The public recognized his deliverer capital.

In the battle at the river Berezina P. H. Wittgenstein from Kutuzov received the order to connect with Chichagova forces to jointly encircle and destroy Napoleon. However, the general is in no hurry to carry out an order-in-Chief, saying that it is better to risk Chichagov and stop the enemy. As a result Bonaparte escaped captivity and escaped from the environment, crossing the Berezina River.

In 1813 Wittgenstein, after the demise of His Serene Highness Prince Mikhail Kutuzov, the Commander in Chief is appointed, but because of the chain of defeats, which is suffering from the enemy, demoted from the post and shifted. In place of the Chief of the General-Field Marshal Russian troops assigned Barclay de Tolly, who was lucky enough to bring victory to the Patriotic War of 1812

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 P. H. Wittgenstein in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "П. Х. Витгенштейн".

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Circulation

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