Coin Great Novgorod


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 988 56.2/69 5514-0065


Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. A. Dolgopolova


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 15, 2009
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The ancient cities of Russia
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

In every Russian name is not associated Novgorod except Great. And it's really great city with a rich history.

There are several variants of the history of Novgorod. But only one of them suggests the appearance of not only the city but also its name.

In ancient times, when the Slavic tribes inhabited the area around the lake Ilmen, on the banks of the Volkhov was founded a fortified town called Slovenian. Rule settlement Chamber and elected on him elders. Slovensk developed and traded briskly with the adjacent territories, until it was conquered by the Vikings. It was then that the town was named Novgorod. From that moment, he is mentioned in ancient historical chronicles. It is 859 years old, it is considered to be the founding year of Novgorod.

After calling Rurik to rule the city began to actively grow and mature. Location it on the big trade route brought prosperity to the people of Novgorod, and he himself deserved fame. In addition to Kiev, it became the largest center, originally having an independent principality, and then joining the Kievan Rus.

Historical heritage of Novgorod enormous. Of the surviving monuments are best known Novgorod Kremlin and St. Sophia Cathedral. The Kremlin was originally built in 1044 of wood, and in the 14th century was rebuilt in stone already. Cathedral built in 1045 the son of Yaroslav the Wise in the likeness of St. Sophia.

In 2009, the year of Novgorod celebrated 1150 years of foundation of the city. commemorative coin was issued to this date.

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 "2009" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

In the center - the image of the city panorama, the left above - the coat of arms of the city of Novgorod the Great, on the circumference of the ring - the inscription: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ВЕЛИКИЙ НОВГОРОД".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2009 2,500,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2009 2,500,000 - Unknown