Coin Lvov-Sandomierz Offensive

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1562 Unknown 5712-0019

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date November 22, 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

Lvov-Sandomierz Offensive took place in the western territories of Ukraine in the summer of 1944. Her goal was the final liberation from the Nazis Western Ukrainian regions and the south-eastern Polish territories. South Poland was of strategic importance for Hitler, so the protection of German positions in this sector was given a lot of attention. The Germans were able to organize 2 defense line about 50 kilometers deep.

July 13 at two areas - Rava-Russian and Lviv, Soviet troops went on the offensive. By July 17 the first direction the defense of the German troops had been broken, Ukrainian Front entered the territory of Poland. In Lviv direction the Nazis were able to repulse the first strike, at the time of pushing the Red Army. But by 18 the number of defensive line here also was broken. After 4 days, 8 German divisions numbering more than 47 thousand people liquidated in Brody district. With the support of the Polish partisan units even after 4 days they were released Lvov and Przemysl.

The road continues Liberation Army lay in the direction of the Vistula. July 30-31 were imposed ferries and the bridge was built to 5 August. The crossing of the river was carried out simultaneously with the pursuit of retreating German troops, under the protection of a smoke screen, a length of about 15 kilometers. August 15 taken Sandomierz, 23 - Debica. Fortifying on the west bank of the river Soviet troops from 29 August to the defensive.

Germany experienced a great loss: 8 divisions were wiped out, and 32 have only 30-50% of the same population. As a result of the offensive, Ukraine received the complete liberation from Nazi forces and the liberation of the southern Polish provinces.

Obverse description

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

Reverse description

Relief image fragment "the Monument of Glory" in Lviv, along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "ЛЬВОВСКО-САНДОМИРСКАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ" at the bottom: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг.".

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Circulation

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