Coin The signing of the Act of capitulation of Nazi Germany


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 384 55.2/24 5011-0020


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor A. A. Dolgopolova


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date July 12, 1995
Weight 14.35 г .
Diameter 33 мм .
Thickness 2.3 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Denomination 3
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Copper-nickel-plated copper
Orientation Medal
Edge Inscription (two inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Historically, that the act of unconditional surrender of Germany was signed twice. Initially, the Wehrmacht commander in chief of the forces of General Jodl May 2, 1945 proposed to begin peace talks, but Marshal Zhukov and Eisenhower clearly stated that we can talk only about the surrender. Then Jodl spoke to Eisenhower with a proposal to surrender to the Allied troops on May 10, which again was rejected - an act to be signed as soon as possible. Jodl was forced to agree. From the side of the Allies to sign was seconded General Beddel Smith, from the USSR Eisenhower proposed to sign a contract to General IA Susloparov. That, in turn, sought to Moscow, but just did not get a response. Meanwhile, the deadline was approaching prospective signing, and it turned out that the Soviet Union may not be represented at the signing of the Act about the surrender of Germany. At your own risk Susloparov decided to represent the Soviet Union without the approval of Moscow.

The act of surrender was signed on May 7, 1945 in 2 hours 40 minutes CET. By virtue of the act came on 8 May at 23:00. Susloparov achieved inclusion in the contract of special note in which, in the case of objective necessity, the contract can be signed again with a party allies. On the morning of May 7th from Moscow came to a belated response - Susloparov not allowed to participate in the signing of an agreement under the auspices of the Allies. But the contract had already been signed, Moscow General explained the situation and change anything because it was already impossible, Stalin decided not to punish Susloparova and use them embossed perepodpisanie amendment to the agreement under the auspices of the USSR. The new agreement was signed on May 8 at 22 hours 43 minutes CET, in Moscow it was already May 9 (0 hours 43 minutes). In the night from 8 to 9 May the surrender of Germany was announced on behalf of the Soviet Information Bureau famous announcer Yuri Levitan. In the evening, May 9, 1945 salute was given in Moscow. The war in Europe ended.

Obverse description

In the center - the image of the dome of the Senate and the Spassky Tower of the Moscow Kremlin building on the right - the mint trademark. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ 1995 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image of representatives of the Supreme Command of the Allied forces: around the table at the time of signing of the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, and above them - the national flags of the left - and SSSSR France, on the right - the US and the UK, under the flags - the date of "08.05.1945." According to inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ПОДПИСАНИЕ АКТА О БЕЗОГОВОРОЧНОЙ КАПИТУЛЯЦИИ" at the bottom - "ФАШИСТСКОЙ ГЕРМАНИИ". On the side surface of the coin - two incised inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ", separated by two asterisks.




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1995 - 200,000 Unknown