Coin Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 751 56.2/12 5514-0010


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Artist, Sculptor E. V. Kramskaya


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date November 15, 2002
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 200 years of education in the Russian ministries
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

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially began its existence in 1802, the year. It was founded by the Emperor Alexander I. In the year in a single system has been created that includes all branches of the executive power in Russia.

However, the foreign policy of the Russian state was carried out in ancient Rus. Before the rise of fragmentation in the 838 th year, from Kiev to the Byzantine Empire was sent to the Embassy for the establishment of peaceful contacts. The result after the operation was the signing of the document "The peace and love." It recognized the existence of the Russian state and to provide them with an impact on international relations.

During a state of fragmentation and the Mongol-Tatar yoke of the foreign policy role of Russia was lost.

The first official agency - Ambassadorial Order - Created in 1549, the year, Ivan III the Terrible. It deals with issues of foreign policy. In the 17th century, it was first sent abroad Russian mission - in Sweden and Poland.

Increased development of foreign policy, given the era of Peter I. The most important events that will affect the relations with European countries, was the victory in the Northern War and the adoption of Tsar Peter I the imperial title. Europe had to admit as a new title of Russian sovereign, and new borders of the Russian Empire. Since that time, we began to appear permanent diplomatic missions in other countries: the Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, Denmark, Great Britain and France.

In 1917, after the formation of the new government, the Foreign Ministry was renamed the People's Commissariat. It was headed by Trotsky.

In March 1946 it was adopted the present name - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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

In the center - the emblem of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on the rim - "МИНИСТЕРСТВО ИНОСТРАННЫХ ДЕЛ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ".




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