Coin Major-General A. I. Kutaisov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1402 55.3/15 5710-0012

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor V. B. Ananyin

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 6, 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

When in 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia, 28 year old Alexander Kutaisov commanded the artillery of the first Western Army of General Barclay de Tolly. During the retreat of the Russian army, he was at the center of all hostilities.

At the time of the battle of Borodino Field Marshal Kutuzov General he appointed him commander of all Russian artillery. Knowing what kind of courage possessed young general, he asked him not to risk his life.

Kutaisov was killed at Borodino, when the struggle was at its peak, trying to fight off the battery Rajewski. However, his experience was not spent in the shuffle, he believed that the artillery fire during the attack must be directed at the enemy artillery, and during the defense - in the cavalry and infantry, than later, when the counter-offensive, and enjoy Russian generals.

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 A. I. Kutaisov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "А. И. КУТАЙСОВ".

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Circulation

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