Coin The end of World War II

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 115 Unknown 5514-0091

Authors

Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. N. Bessonov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date June 23, 2015
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
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 ninth day of May divided the history of the Soviet Union at the time before and after the war. Although fighting continued after a few months - but not defeated Hitler's country, and its ally - Japan. The Soviet Union declared war on the Japanese 8 August 1945 and for 23 days the Red Army with the help of the Mongolian troops managed to expel the fighters of the Kwantung Army in Northeast China and North Korea to win the Kuril Islands and southern Sakhalin.

Perhaps inspired by the high-profile military successes, the leader of the Soviet Union after not repented, and its ally - the United States, but the army ranks greatly thinned out, and people are tired of endless war. She continued in a "cold" version.

By placing missiles not far from the American continent - on Cuban soil, the Soviet Union at the same time tried to act friendly and even sent to New York gift - the sculpture "Swords into Plowshares". Completely in the spirit of Soviet sculptor Yevgeny Vucetic portrayed strong blacksmith who aloft blows of the hammer makes unnecessary sword in the ploughshare, gun plowman. He posed for the famous sculptor Boris Gurevich athlete.

The name of the Soviet sculpture obliged, paradoxically, the biblical story. The second coming of Christ and the establishment of peace on the ground, when the nations beat their swords into plowshares, according to the Old Testament.

Today this sculpture as a symbol of peace and labor, decorates the park in front of the UN building, and several of its copies (including - copyright) are in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ", inside the numbers "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image number "10" and the inscription "РУБ" in the lower part of the disc - the mint mark on the ring along the top edge - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - year of issue "2015", the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

In the center - the image of a sculpture E. S. Vucetic "Swords into Plowshares", on the left - the outlines of the globe, along the edge on the ring - a laurel wreath and the inscription top: "70 ЛЕТ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2015 5,000,000 - Unknown