Coin Kostroma


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 740 56.2/8 5514-0007


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 16, 2002
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

Kostroma - an ancient city in north-eastern Russia. There was a settlement at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma rivers so that a modern city is cut by the water surface in several parts. It was founded in 1152 is considered to be the year when developed its activities in the area Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. The exact date of the historical sources do not indicate, and the first mention of Kostroma recorded in 1213-th year in connection with the strife the sons of Prince Vladimir Vsevolod. In that year Prince Constantine of Rostov burned the town of Kostroma, because residents supported his half-brother Prince George.

In 1272, the year of Kostroma Duke Vasily Yaroslavovich was proclaimed Grand Duke. He decided not to move to Vladimir and Kostroma organized capital.

Since 1364, the year Kostroma joined the Moscow principality and its further development to move in step with the growth of the Russian state. In 1419, the year the wooden town was moved to a new location, which was the Kostroma Kremlin. Cathedral of the Assumption - where the first stone was laid and the building erected.

In the early 17th century Kostroma twice occupied and robbed Poles. But not only this famous city of history. Kostroma troops in 1609, the year drove the False Dmitry II of the Ipatiev Monastery, supported militia Minin and Pozharsky. And in 1613, the year is also called to the throne of the first Romanov, Mikhail Fedorovich, who started the imperial dynasty.

In 1744-m - based Kostroma diocese, referring to the Moscow Patriarchate.

The modern city is a cultural and tourist center thanks to a well-preserved architectural ensemble. Here you can see examples of wooden architecture monuments of the classical, Baroque, Empire and others.

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 "2002" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

Left - "Arbour Ostrovsky", in the background - Ipatiev Monastery (XVI-XVIII centuries.) On the banks of the river, above it - the coat of arms of the city of Kostroma, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "КОСТРОМА".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2002 5,000,000 - Unknown