Coin Hero City Sevastopol

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 158 Unknown 5710-0019

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date May 6, 2017
Weight 5 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Denomination 2
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 7 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Sevastopol is a city in the south-west of the Crimean peninsula, on the Black Sea coast. Sea trading and fishing port, industrial, scientific and technical, recreational and cultural-historical center. In Sevastopol, the main naval base of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is located.

During the Great Patriotic War the city became famous for its heroic defense, which entered military history as an example of the long active defense of the seaside city and the main naval base of the Black Sea Fleet, which remained in the enemy's deep rear. October 30, 1941 the Nazis made an attempt to seize Sevastopol, the garrison of which numbered about 23 thousand people and had up to 150 field and coastal guns. This attempt was foiled, but the enemy made three more attempts to capture Sevastopol. The first of them began on November 11, 1941. For 10 days the Hitlerites, through the forces of four infantry divisions, tried unsuccessfully to break through to the city. The second offensive, the German fascist forces undertook from December 17 to December 31, 1941. Fierce and bloody battles, in which the enemy lost up to 40 thousand people, did not yield the desired results. At the end of May 1942, the Nazi command pulled huge forces to the heroically battling Sevastopol: up to 200 thousand people, 450 tanks, more than 2 thousand guns and mortars, about 600 aircraft. The enemy blocked the city from the air, activated the action at sea. On June 7, the enemy moved on to the third offensive. On July 4, Soviet troops were forced to leave Sevastopol, however, having cut down the considerable forces of the German-German troops and inflicting heavy losses on them, they violated the plans of the enemy command on the southern flank of the Soviet-German front.

The Nazis established a brutal occupation regime in Sevastopol, 27,000 civilians were killed.

April 15-16, 1944, Soviet troops went to Sevastopol. On May 9, the troops of the 4th Ukrainian Front, supported by the sailors of the Black Sea Fleet, liberated Sevastopol from the fascist occupation.

On May 1, 1941, in the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief I.V. Stalin was named Sevastopol among the first cities-heroes.

May 8, 1965 the city of Sevastopol was awarded the title of Hero City.

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 figures of sailors on the background of the Monument to the Scuttled Ships, to the left - the image of the Gold Star medal, along the edge of the rim - the inscription "СЕВАСТОПОЛЬ".

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Circulation

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