Coin Kursk

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1308 55.02/3 5714-0003

Authors

Artist A. A. Brynza
Sculptor Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 24, 2011
Weight 5.63 г .
Diameter 22 мм .
Thickness 2.2 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities of Military Glory
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Brass plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (6 sections 5 and 6 of the reef sections 7 riffs, interspersed with smooth sections 12)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Sturdy wall stood residents Kursk to defend the small country and all the big countries of the fascist German invaders. The city of destruction battalions were organized, the soldiers who were guarding the enterprise from saboteurs and maintained order in the city. Four regiments of national militia, and more than 400 groups of self-defense against air raids were formed from thousands of volunteers, not caught in the early days under mobilization. Around the city grew fortifications, gun emplacements and barricades settled on the streets.

On August 29, 1941 began the attacks of the enemy aviation and bombing of Kursk. In the night from 2 to 3 November, after fierce battles in the streets, which lasted almost the whole day, the town was handed over to the Germans. Over 15 months, continued the Nazi occupation. The inhabitants died of starvation, the Nazis shot them and drove to Germany, but they continued to fight with the enemy, helping the guerrillas and Soviet prisoners of war.

In February 1943, the city of Voronezh Front troops liberated. But in the summer of that year, the Kursk was again in the thick of the battle. Since the beginning of July until the third decade of August, 50 days lasted Battle of Kursk. Under the Prokhorovka village situated on the Kursk, we met on the field of battle more than 1,000 tanks, went into history as the most major tank battle of the 2nd World War. Operation "Citadel", designed by Hitler's command for the purpose of counter-offensive after the defeat at Stalingrad, suffered a crushing fiasco. German troops had to defend on all fronts. The Red Army finally intercepted a strategic initiative in the war.

Kursk is one of the first Russian cities that have received the spring of 2007 the status of "City of Military Glory."

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination 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 circle along the rim - the inscription at the top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2011" on the left - a stylized image of a laurel branch, the right - oak.

Reverse description

Coat of arms of the city of Kursk, on him, on the ribbon - the semicircular inscription: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", at the bottom, along the rim - the inscription: "КУРСК".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2011 10,000,000 - Unknown