Coin Prague

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 143 Unknown 5712-0048

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 18, 2016
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities - the capitals of states liberated by Soviet troops from the German fascist invaders
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

May 2, 1945 our army took Berlin. On May 8, the Act of unconditional surrender of Germany was signed. It would seem that the war has finally ended. But in the area of ​​Prague remained the German army group "Center" in the number of about a million people, SS units and the army of General Vlasov (ROA). The Prague fascists refused to capitulate. They were going to turn Prague into a "second Berlin" and continue the military operations.

On May 5, in Prague, local residents raised an uprising against the occupiers. People could no longer tolerate the Nazis in their city. May 9, 1945, after the panzer units of the 1st Ukrainian Front entered Prague, parts of the SS, Vlasov and German army units began to retreat westward, trying to hide in the American occupation zone. This was their only chance to escape retribution for all their crimes. Parts of our army, together with the Czechoslovak partisans, persecuted the retreating Nazi criminals. Those who refused to surrender were destroyed. On the night of 11 to 12 May, in the course of a heavy battle, the remnants of the SS divisions, which refused to surrender, were destroyed. On May 12, the traitor General Vlasov was captured. The Nazis were finally defeated.

During the Prague operation, about 12,000 Soviet soldiers were killed, more than 40,000 were wounded. They died after the announcement of the end of the Great Patriotic War. But even after the Victory they had to fight to prevent Nazi criminals from retaliation. For all, the war ended on May 8, 1945, when the Act of unconditional surrender was signed, and for the participants in the battle for Prague - only on May 12. The Prague operation was the last during the Great Patriotic War. The Great War ended with the Great Victory, which we will always remember.

Obverse description

In the center of the disk - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of coinage: "2016", left and right - stylized branch of the plant, on the right at the edge - yard.

Reverse description

In the center of the disk is an image of the Monument to Soviet soldiers erected in the Olšan cemetery in Prague against the backdrop of contour images of Prague's architectural structures, below it is a horizontal inscription: "9 МАЯ 1945 г.", above: "ПРАГА".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2016 2,000,000 - Unknown