Coin Vyborg


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 983 56.2/63 5514-0060


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor A. N. Bessonov


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date May 7, 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

Vyborg - a city in the Leningrad region. It has a rich history. Renowned historian Tatishchev, based on data Ioakimovskaya chronicles, not preserved to our days, credited with founding the city of Vyborg Novgorod Elder Gostomysl in the 9th century. However, this fact is not confirmed by other sources, and officially accepted that the Swedes founded in 1293, the year on the site of the modern city of Vyborg Castle. It was built during the Crusades as a frontier fortress to spread the influence of the Swedes on the territory of the Karelian Isthmus. Location of the castle location was so impregnable that several centuries no one was able to subdue him.

In 1403, the year of Vyborg were granted "town privileges" the Swedish king. The city has grown rapidly and become a large shopping center. In the 17th century, densely built-up in the main town of wooden houses a few times completely burned during the fires. And in 1639, the year after a fire, the city was completely rebuilt.

The Northern War Vyborg again become a military fortress. In 1710, the year he was taken by the Russian troops, and from 1721, the year after the signing of a peace treaty, is a part of Russia.

For the city entered a period of rapid growth and development. The influx of Russian immigrants has dramatically increased population, the proximity of the capital had a positive effect on the development of trade and economy.

After the proclamation in 1917 of Finland's independence and the civil war, Vyborg into the center of military operations. After the retreat of the Red Army is completely under the influence of the Finnish Government.

In November 1939 the war broke out, in which Finland was defeated, and the Vyborg moved to the Soviet Union.

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 a fortress, at the top left - coat of arms of the city of Vyborg, in the background - the outlines of a city, and on the circumference of the ring - the inscription: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ВЫБОРГ".




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