Coin Polar

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1383 55.02/14 5714-0014

Authors

Sculptor A. N. Bessonov
Artist A. A. Brynza

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date July 27, 2012
Weight 5.63 г .
Diameter 22 мм .
Thickness 2.2 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities of Military Glory
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Brass plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (6 sections 5 and 6 of the reef sections 7 riffs, interspersed with smooth sections 12)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Just over 100 years has a history of Polar - closed military port 30 kilometers from Murmansk. This city has been and remains a naval base of the Northern Fleet.

Combat alert for Polar defenders was announced five days before the invasion of the enemy. Conducted aerial reconnaissance, naval vessels and submarines stood in patrols, minefields were created. From personnel sailors of the Northern Fleet in July 1941 of the number of land about 10 thousand Marines were organized.

Apart from the military to counter the German forces, the port city has actively assisted the Allied countries - the UK and the US. Blue Polar engaged in repair of ships carrying convoys and military carried out their cover.

Of the fifteen submarines, defending the approaches to the northern shores in 1941, six were awarded the title of the Guard, and the same - Soviet Army. Victory in the war saw only two of those submarines, just as in the battle were killed and twenty-three underwater vessel. Submariners of the Northern Fleet courageously and valiantly defended the maritime borders of the Soviet Union, the possibility of using tactical submarines.

Thanks to the professional activities of air defense artillery battalion, defending the city, Polar hardly suffered from enemy raids.

In total, during the military operations in the Northern Fleet, including the participation of the garrison of the Arctic, shot down about 1,300 Nazi aircraft, sunk more than 600 warships and about 230 disabled.

For courage and heroism demonstrated by sailors, Severomorsk, Polar in 2008 received the right to be called the "City of Military Glory."

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination 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 circle along the rim - the inscription at the top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2012" on the left - a stylized image of a laurel branch, the right - oak.

Reverse description

Emblem of the Arctic, on him, on the ribbon - the semicircular inscription: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", at the bottom, along the rim - the inscription: "ПОЛЯРНЫЙ".

Comments

Show

Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2012 10,000,000 - Unknown