Coin Battle of Red

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1413 55.1/17 5712-0001

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 1, 2012
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Battles and significant events the war of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian Army 1813-1814
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

In June 1812, on the night of 24 June, are not announcing the beginning of the war, Napoleon's army violated the borders of the Russian Empire and invaded its territory. One of the first major battles - at the village of Red - occurred two months - August 14, 1812

Strong enough to fight against the French "Grand Army", which helped the allies of Prussia, Austria, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russian did not have. Battle of Red - the village near Smolensk - Bonaparte had to impose a variant of a protracted war, which the French emperor did not expect.

In the battle of Red led troops participated Neverovsky. After prior exhausting fighting, soldiers have been difficult to keep the enemy attack, and slowly pulling back on the Russian Smolensk highway. The slow advancement of the Russian infantry flanks covered with forests and groves, concealing convoys and soldiers of the French cavalry. But when over woodland, surrounded by the enemy's cavalry regiments Neverovsky, trying to destroy them completely.

Russian forces had to overcome just five kilometers to join the main army. General Neverovsky left rear guard, whose task was to cover the entire waste division. It has barrier were two artillery guns, by which the victory was won. Most of the men died of the rearguard, but the gunfire frightened the French. Napoleonic soldiers thought that comes Russian reinforcements, and trembled.

The next battle in the town of Red was finally victorious. The fighting lasted from 15 to 18 November 1812, the French were completely defeated and expelled from the Russian land.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2012", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

In the center - the relief image of the monument to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, along the edge along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two points at the top: "СРАЖЕНИЕ ПРИ КРАСНОМ" at the bottom: "ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1812 ГОДА".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2012 5,000,000 - Unknown