Coin Volokolamsk

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1469 55.02/30 5714-0030

Authors

Sculptor A. N. Bessonov
Artist A. A. Brynza

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 5, 2013
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

The oldest town of the Moscow region - Volokolamsk. Since ancient times, the city defended western boundaries of Moscow, survived the attack of the Tatar-Mongols, the Time of Troubles and the Patriotic War against the French. Residents of the city have always shown courage and heroism became active participants in the guerrilla war.

In autumn 1941 line of defense Volokolamsk direction stretching from the Volga reservoir to the Moscow Sea (river ancestral) of more than 100 kilometers. 14 thousand inhabitants fought on the front, city enterprise mass produced military products.

Volokolamsk defenders kept the defense on the Volokolamsk-Moscow highway and railway to Riga. In view of the strategic position of the transport routes, Hitler dispatched 13 divisions. The deadly battles with the Nazis killed more than 17 thousand people. The most famous battle on the Volokolamsk direction is considered a feat 28 heroes Panfilov, destroyed at the junction Dubosekovo 7 kilometers from the city of 18 German tanks.

Volokolamsk district spent in the occupation of 54 days from 27 October to 20 December 1941. The invaders destroyed 7 industrial enterprises, hundreds of homes and buildings. burned alive have been more than a hundred prisoners defenders of the city, shot about 80 civilians.

In the vicinity of Volokolamsk acted 5 guerrilla groups, conducting subversive activities against the Germans. The guerrillas burned bridges and arms depots, destroying military equipment and inflict damage on the number of enemy soldiers.

Honorary title of "City of Military Glory" rightfully belongs Volokolamsk in 2010.

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 "2013" on the left - a stylized image of a laurel branch, the right - oak.

Reverse description

Coat of arms of the town of Volokolamsk, on him, on the ribbon - the semicircular inscription: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", at the bottom, along the rim - the inscription: "ВОЛОКОЛАМСК".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2013 10,000,000 - Unknown