Coin Tuapse


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1385 55.02/16 5714-0016


Artist A. A. Brynza
Sculptor Computer modelling


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 8, 2012
Weight 5.63 г .
Diameter 22 мм .
Thickness 2.2 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities of Military Glory
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Brass plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (6 sections 5 and 6 of the reef sections 7 riffs, interspersed with smooth sections 12)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Tuapse, located in the foothills of the Caucasus, opened for the Nazi army to the gates of the natural resources of the southern edge of the Soviet Union - grain lands and oil reserves. From looking forward to capture the Caucasus Turks are ready to join the war on the side of the Nazis.

In the southern direction the enemy concentrated large forces. The number of our troops in that area was 2 times less than the Germans. In addition, the invaders had an advantage in artillery and aircraft.

Fighting near Tuapse began in August 1942. The Soviet command to take urgent measures to strengthen the defense of Transcaucasia. Black Sea Group of Forces has been established, which includes duties, including the Tuapse direction protection. The fighting lasted 150 days, not allowing the enemy to approach the Black Sea coast.

Hitler made two attempts to come close to Tuapse. During October 15-23 battles the Nazis were able to come to the city by 20 km, but continued their advance has not been possible thanks to the actions of the Soviet military. The second blow to the defense came in mid-November. Breaking through a small portion of the protection, the Germans were in a semicircle of our troops, putting themselves at a disadvantage. And on December 20 the invaders were driven back and finally stopped trying to capture the Tuapse.

Heavy fighting took place and the airspace of the Black Sea coast. The raids were made increasingly from the sea from the Crimea and Ukraine. The day of the city's territory swept 50-70 bombers. With Tuapse air defended fighter pilots, and on earth were carrying on combat duty air defense anti-aircraft units. As a result, 175 dogfighting Germans lost 131 aircraft.

"City of Military Glory" - such is the proud title of Tuapse since May 2008.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination 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 circle along the rim - the inscription at the top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2012" on the left - a stylized image of a laurel branch, the right - oak.

Reverse description

Coat of arms of the city of Tuapse, on him, on the ribbon - the semicircular inscription: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", at the bottom, along the rim - the inscription: "ТУАПСЕ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2012 10,000,000 - Unknown