Coin The Prague operation

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 105 Unknown 5712-0028

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Художник реверса L. A. Evdokimova
Скульптор реверса E. A. Yastrebova
Скульптор аверса Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date February 16, 2015
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
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

The battles for the liberation of Prague were the last offensive operations of the Soviet Union in the war against world fascism. Army Group "Austria" and "Center" and after the capture of Berlin continued to struggle in the North of Austria and Czechoslovakia. The plans of the new command would move to the western borders to US forces and to surrender to them. Soviet troops also planned to encircle and eliminate the remnants of the Nazi divisions.

In Czechoslovakia in early May launched uprisings against the occupiers, and the sixth of May the Czechoslovak people asked for help from the Soviet Union. From that day, in fact it marked the beginning of the Prague operation. Two days later he was released on Dresden, and May 9 Ukrainian Front troops entered Prague, and clean the city from invaders. Most Germans were surrounded and in the next two days is taken into captivity.

The remaining part of the German troops began to retreat, which then turned into a stampede. The last SS units were destroyed near the village Slivitse in the battle, which lasted almost a day. Czechoslovakia was liberated.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin, "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2014", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the mint trademark.

Reverse description

Relief image of the monument "Brotherhood" in Prague, along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "ПРАЖСКАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ" at the bottom: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг.".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2014 2,000,000 - Unknown