Coin General of Infantry A. P. Yermolov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1400 55.3/13 5710-0010

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 20, 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

In 1812, when war broke out with France, Yermolov was promoted to the rank of general. He became chief of staff of the military unit of the first Western army deployed on Russia's western border, where Napoleon began his invasion of the country. His chief merit was the unification of the Smolensk 1st and 2nd Russian armies.

Under pressure from the numerically superior enemy forces, Russian army was forced to retreat, although its fierce resistance dramatically slowed the offensive in France and led to huge losses in the ranks of the Great Army of Napoleon.

Solutions Alexei Petrovich Yermolov, experienced, cunning and brave officer - sometimes seemed a complete surprise to the enemy. In one battle, he allowed the French to come so close to his artillery positions that the enemy was confident of victory.

Alexei Yermolov performed well during the Battle of Borodino. Seeing that the French managed to break through the defense and Bagration was mortally wounded, he immediately took command of an infantry battalion and led him to the counter. After the position was eventually repulsed, Yermolov personally supervised the battery fire, until he was injured and he was not taken away from the battlefield.

Yermolov participated in all the military campaigns against Napoleon from the first until the last day of the war. His troops pursued the retreating enemy until the last French soldier left the territory of our country.

For his contribution to the victory over the French, Yermolov was awarded several high Russian and foreign orders war. He has repeatedly demonstrated his intelligence, determination and courage as a commander.

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. P. Yermolov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "А. П. ЕРМОЛОВ".

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Circulation

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