Coin Kerch-Eltigen Operation


Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 129 Unknown 5712-0032


Sculptor A. N. Bessonov
Artist A. A. Brynza


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date March 14, 2016
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The feat of the Soviet soldiers who fought in the Crimean peninsula during the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War years.
Denomination 5
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Kerch-Eltigen Operation (31 October - 11 December 1943) - operation of troops of the North Caucasus Front (from November 20, 1943 - Separate Maritime Army), the Black Sea Fleet and the Azov Flotilla conducted in order to release the Kerch Peninsula.

The result of the operation was the capture of a base on the Crimean peninsula.

Kerch-Eltigen Operation was one of the largest amphibious operation of World War II. Although the Soviet forces failed to free the Kerch Peninsula Kerch-Eltigen Operation was an important military and political significance: as a result it had been drawn with the direction of Perekop considerable enemy forces and thwarted his intention to strike back at the advancing troops of the 4th Ukrainian Front.

The captured Kerch bridgehead was used later in the liberation of Crimea.

For military merits in the Kerch-Eltigen Operation Division of the most distinguished, parts and vehicles converted into the Guard and awarded orders; 129 soldiers were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

In memory of a memorable sign "Member Eltigen landing" was released on the operation.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2015", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

In the center of the disc monument to the heroes Eltigen "Sail", along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "КЕРЧЕНСКО-ЭЛЬТИГЕНСКАЯ ДЕСАНТНАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ", at the bottom: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг."




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2015 2,000,000 - Unknown