Coin Sakhalin region

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 942 56.2/39 5514-0035

Authors

Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 1, 2006
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Russian Federation
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Sakhalin region - a unique region of the Russian Federation, that is, to completely located on islands. In addition to the island of Sakhalin in the area include the nearby beside him Moneron and seals, as well as the Kuril Islands. The region is located in the waters of the two seas (Okhotsk and Japan) and the Pacific. More than 10,000 km separate the region from the capital, the difference in time is 7-8 hours, t. To. The area is in two time zones.

The first traveler, who studied in the Pacific Ocean located north of the island, was Marco Polo. Russian Empire, intrigued Polo brought information, in 1639, the year fitted out an expedition under the leadership of the Cossack Moskvitina. In 1640, the year the Russian tsars received the first information about the peoples inhabiting Sakhalin.

In the 1719-1721-th years of the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin headed Russian surveyors Evreinov and Luzhin. The result of their journey became more cards Kuril chain and Kamchatka. Later, the island began to visit the European and Japanese researchers, the military conflict for the possession of the territory of the region. A few of the Kuril Islands still has disputes with Japan maintained.

Prior to the beginning of the 20th century, Sakhalin was a place of exile and prison with hard labor, and only after 1906 there appeared the first voluntary immigrants.

The main difficulty of everyday life on the islands is a high volcanic and seismic activity. Only on the Kuril Islands is known about 160 volcanoes, of which forty are active.

The area is rich in hydrocarbon reserves (ranked fourth in the Russian Federation), the biological resources of the sea (in the first place). However, the extreme conditions of life and production hinder the development of the region.

Obverse description

In the center - the designation value 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 lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2006" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

Image Sakhalin Oblast Coat of Arms, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" at the bottom - "САХАЛИНСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2006 10,000,000 - Unknown