Coin The defeat of the Soviet troops of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 386 55.2/21 5011-0021

Authors

Artist A. A. Kolodkin
Sculptor A. S. Khazov

Information

Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date June 3, 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

The attack on the Kwantung Army began August 9, 1945 Soviet troops were inflicted air strikes on the city of Harbin, Xinjing, Jilin. At the same time the Soviet Pacific front cut shipping lanes between Manchuria, which was stationed in the Kwantung Army and Japan. Transbaikal Front's troops launched an offensive from the territory of Mongolia, the Gobi desert and overcome entered into Manchuria, the Kwantung Army cut off from the main land forces of Japan.

The compounds of the Red Army advanced deep into Northeast China at 400-800 km and dismembered the forces of the Kwantung Army into several factions. August 14, 1945 Japan's emperor ordered the surrender, after which most of the Kwantung Army stopped the resistance, but some groups have tried to take refuge in northern Manchuria. 18-27 August 1945, Soviet airborne divisions landed in Harbin, Fantyane, Hsinking, Jilin and other cities. Demoralized and lost some units of the Kwantung Army central management could not offer serious resistance to the Soviet paratroopers and the beginning of September 1945 the remnants of the Japanese forces were completely destroyed.

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" at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".

Reverse description

Image of Japanese soldiers, throwing the feet of the Soviet troops in Manchuria banner defeated the Kwantung Army, inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - "РАЗГРОМ КВАНТУНСКОЙ АРМИИ В МАНЬЧЖУРИИ", at the bottom - "9.08-19.08 1945 г.". On the side surface of the coin - two incised inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ", separated by two asterisks.

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Circulation

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