Coin Irkutsk region

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 134 Unknown 5514-0097

Authors

Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor E. I. Novikova

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 11, 2016
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Russian Federation
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (300 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

The Irkutsk region is a vast expanse of Transbaikalia, forests and steppes of the East Siberian plateau, stretching for many kilometers, the edge of powerful rivers (first of all, it is the Angara), the everlasting taiga and strong people. Here is the famous Lake Baikal and the Baikal National Park.

Russian pioneers arrived here in the first half of the XVII century, that is, immediately after the end of the Troubles. Pioneers built in the taiga settlements, fenced with palisade - jails, for protection from the beast and dashing people. The first settlement was built in 1628, the city of Irkutsk (at that time called the Irkutsk jail) was built in the second half of the XVII century.

By the beginning of the XVIII century to manage these lands was created by the Siberian province. The province was rich in forests, minerals, furs, and its lands were used by the state for extraction and export of minerals. After the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the territory acquired a trade-transit value.

During the Soviet period, the authorities tried to transform the region, to change its narrow-raw-material orientation. Large hydroelectric power stations were built, giving cheap electric power, without which no development of industry is possible. Industrial enterprises of the mining cycle, machine-building, chemical and petrochemical, pulp and paper enterprises, and ferrous metallurgy enterprises were established. The Baikal-Amur Railway was added to the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the largest railroads in the world.

Now the territory is gradually returning to the state of the XIX century, when the main specialization of the region was the export of wood and raw materials.

Obverse description

In the center of the disc is the denomination of the coin denomination: "10 РУБЛЕЙ", inside the number "0" - hidden, alternately, when the angle of view of the image changes, the number "10" and the inscription "РУБ", at the bottom - the mint trade mark; on the ring at the top - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the year of issue "2016", on the left and on the right - stylized branches of plants, transferring to the disk.

Reverse description

In the center of the disk there is an image of the coat of arms of the Irkutsk region, along the circumference there are inscriptions separated by two points: at the top - "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ", at the bottom - "ИРКУТСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2016 10,000,000 - Unknown