Coin Great Ustyug


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 964 56.2/44 5514-0049


Artist, Sculptor A. D. Schablykin


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 6, 2007
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

Great Ustyug. The name of this ancient Russian city that lies on the banks of the river Sukhona, exactly where it empties into the river south, and gave an indication of its location - "the mouth of the South". It is situated on the border of the Vologda Oblast and Arkhangelsk.

They founded the city of Rostov-Suzdal princes in 1147, the year that is officially recognized by the base Ustiug year. But first recorded mention of the city relates to the 1212-th year, when the first in the Russian North Monastery of the Archangel Michael was founded here. From 1364 till 1474 the year there was an independent principality Ustyug. However, it played a minor role in history as a sovereign entity, but more famous contemporaries as an important stronghold Suzdal princes in their struggle against Novgorod.

Since the late 14th century Ustyug took the side of the Moscow principality, and, thanks to the open water route to the White Sea, started to develop as a city of trade and craft. Tsar Ivan the Terrible praised its value, making Ustyug in the number of cities with the oprichnina.

The official title of "Great" Ustyug received at the end of the 16th century. This has contributed to its high economic development, as well as the fact that the city escaped destruction in the Russian war against Poland in the Time of Troubles.

Today every Russian knows the name of "Great Ustyug". Hearing him, in his heart revived memories of childhood and the expectation of a miracle. Because today the Great Ustyug - the official residence of Santa Claus. But not only that the city attracts many tourists. In Ustjug preserved intact many churches, cathedrals, monasteries, monuments of history and architecture. It produces world-famous product of burnished silver "North black".

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 "2007" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

In the center - the image of the architectural complex of Cathedral Court, above it - the coat of arms of the city of Veliky Ustyug in the foreground - a river, on the left - birch, in a circle on the ring - the inscription: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ВЕЛИКИЙ УСТЮГ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2007 2,500,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2007 2,500,000 - Unknown