Coin Vologda


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 963 56.2/43 5514-0048


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


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 15, 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

In the north-western part of the European plain on the banks of the Vologda River in the 8th century there was the Finno-Ugric village received the same name with the river. Translated into Russian "Vologda" means "river with clear, clean water." By 1147, the ninth year it has quite a large town, and it is mentioned in the chronicles. It is this date was seen as the basis of the city of Vologda.

Until the 14th century, the settlement is a part of the Novgorod principality. Being at the crossroads of the major waterways of the time gives the city the ability to quickly develop profitable trade. In the town began to admire the princes of Tver and Moscow, and in 1481, the year Vologda went to Moscow principality.

An important role in the life of the city played Tsar Ivan III the Terrible, who wanted to move the capital here. By that time, through Vologda was the main trade with England and the northern European countries, and also ran the transit routes to Siberia. Preparation for the transfer of the capital started with the construction of the stone Kremlin (the plan twice surpassing Moscow) and the largest in the city of St. Sophia Cathedral (like Assumption Cathedral in Moscow). However, after 6 years, bringing the building up to the end, the king ordered to stop all work immediately and left Vologda. After Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the town had never been.

There is a tradition that during the inspection the king of construction work, fell next to him from under the dome of the unfinished temple of stone. Ivan III is considered a bad omen over and stop the construction and Vologda did not become the capital of Russia.

Under Peter I, Vologda became quickly turn into a major shipbuilding center. But after the St. Petersburg construction and transport major trade routes in the Arkhangelsk, the city gradually fell into disrepair and became a provincial town.

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 St. Sophia Cathedral and the bell tower on the background of the panorama of the city, on the left - the river and the emblem of the city of Vologda, on the ring on the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ВОЛОГДА".




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