Coin Kargopol


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 948 56.2/37 5514-0041


Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. I. Molostov


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 9, 2006
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The ancient cities of Russia
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Kargopol - a small town in the Arkhangelsk region. It is situated in a beautiful region, on the left bank of the Onega river near its source. The name of the city gave the Old Russian "Cargo area", and the first mention of it in the chronicle evidence related to 1146-th year. Like many cities of ancient Russia, Kargopol emerged at the crossroads of several trade routes, developed rapidly. Its inhabitants participated in hostilities against the Teutonic Knights and the Swedes. In Kargopol remains of earthen walls and the ancient prison.

After joining Kargopol with Novgorod to Moscow principality the town received a new administrative status. Lands on the Onega Kargopol county was formed to the White Sea, which is controlled by the Moscow governor. The city was one of the regions which have the right to maintain the guardsmen. Kargopolskaya fortress was one of the most fortified, as evidenced by the fact that during the war with the Poles, the conquerors never managed to capture it. At the end of the 15th century the city became a place of exile.

In 1765, the year Kargopol almost completely burnt out as a result of a terrible fire. At the same time it has been irretrievably lost most extensive town archive. After that fire the city was rebuilt on a new plan, which was released from the center of development, and the streets as much as possible straightened.

After the conquest of Peter I to the Russian Empire in the Baltic Sea output, trade routes shifted from Kargopol to the side, and he eventually became a small county town. Today its original grandeur reminiscent of the many golden domes of the city's churches and temples, cathedrals and monasteries. Almost all of them are federal monuments and listed in the list of objects of cultural heritage of the Russian Federation.

Obverse description

In the center - the designation value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the inscription "РУБ". In the lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2006" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

The image of the city panorama on the bank of the river, above - the coat of arms of the city of Kargopol, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "КАРГОПОЛЬ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2006 5,000,000 - Unknown