Coin Hero City Kerch


Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 159 Unknown 5710-0018


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Artist S. A. Kornilov
Sculptor A. V. Gnidin


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date June 22, 2017
Weight 5 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Denomination 2
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 7 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Kerch is a city in the eastern Crimea, on the shore of the Kerch Strait, one of the oldest cities in the world.

During the Great Patriotic War in the area of ​​Kerch there were major battles. The city was twice occupied by German fascist troops and almost completely destroyed. The first time Kerch was captured on November 16, 1941, but as early as December 30, 1941, Soviet troops liberated the city during the offensive Kerch-Feodosia landing operation. During the occupation, several thousand civilians were killed, of which 7 thousand were shot in the Bagerovo trench. During the first half of 1942, the troops of the Crimean Front, with the support of the Black Sea Fleet and the Azov Flotilla, fought offensive, but in the course of a new offensive by large enemy forces concentrated on the Kerch Peninsula, in May 1942 the city was again captured by the fascists. From the second half of May to the end of October 1942, part of the troops of the Crimean front, hiding in the Adzhimushkay quarries, fought heroically against the German troops. October 31, 1943, the Kerch-Eltigen landing operation began, during which the paratroopers, during 36 days in unequal combat, repulsed enemy attacks and held the occupied bridgehead. The feat of the landing party participants laid the foundation for the liberation of Kerch and the whole Crimea. On April 11, 1944, the combined forces of the Azov Military Flotilla, the Black Sea Fleet and the Separate Primorsky Army began an active assault on the city and, after persistent battles, liberated it.

September 14, 1973 Kerch was awarded the title Hero City with the delivery of the highest awards of the USSR - the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.

Obverse description

In the center of the disk - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "2 РУБЛЯ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue: "2017", on the left and on the right - the stylized branch of the plant, on the right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

The relief image of the landing landing on the shore during the Kerch-Eltigen landing operation, at the top left - the image of the Gold Star medal, along the edge, along the inscription: "КЕРЧЬ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2017 5,000,000 - Unknown