Coin The battle of Kursk

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1557 Unknown 5712-0014

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Художник реверса L. A. Evdokimova
Скульптор реверса V. B. Ananyin
Скульптор аверса Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date November 15, 2014
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
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

After the winter victories of Soviet troops in 1943 was created a favorable situation for the counter-offensive on the positions of the Nazis and their allies. Thanks to the excellent work of exploration in the High Command had reliable information about Hitler's plans for an offensive in July at the Kursk Bulge position (an operation in Germany bearing the name "Citadel"). It was decided to conduct a defensive battle to exhaust the enemy troops.

Strong defense created in the Kursk area - kilometer area receives thousands of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. In just a few hours before the onset of the German troops on July 5 Soviet aircraft made several air strikes on the main places of dislocation of enemy aircraft. At the same time a powerful artillery counter was implemented. The invaders could not realize offensive trump card - a surprise attack failed.

The defensive phase of the Battle of Kursk lasted until 23 July. During this period there was a very large-scale battles involving tanks in world history. Under Prokhorovka we met about a thousand of tracked vehicles and self-propelled guns. Soviet tankers were victorious. Operation "Citadel" has failed, the enemy was forced to retreat.

August 5, during retaliatory counterattack of the Red Army liberated Belgorod and Orel. End stage offensive marked the liberation from the occupation of Kharkov 23 August. The German invaders are completely deprived of the opportunity to carry out offensive operations and began to retreat. In modern history, August 23 marked the national holiday - the Day of Russia's military glory.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", beneath - year of issue "2014", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the mint trademark.

Reverse description

Relief image of the sculpture "tank battle at Prokhorovka. Taran", Along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "КУРСКАЯ БИТВА", below: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг.".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2014 2,000,000 - Unknown