Coin Zubtsov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 135 Unknown 5514-0096

Authors

Sculptor E. I. Novikova
Artist A. A. Brynza

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 8, 2016
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
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (300 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Zubtsov - a small, ancient Russian town, which in 2016 turns 800 years old. The town is located 146 kilometers from Tver, in a very picturesque place, where the Vazuza River flows into the Volga. In 1216 the city of Zubtsov was first mentioned in the annals. The city was founded as an outpost on the edge of Rostov-Suzdal land, and eventually moved to the Tver principality. In 1485, Ivan III annexed the Tver principality to Moscow, and Zubtsov was included in the Moscow principality. In 1780, the city had its own coat of arms: a serrated fortress wall, as a symbol of a border fortress.

By the beginning of the 19th century, when the Vyshnevolotskaya water system was created, the city became an important stopping point on the waterway to the capital - Petersburg. Through the town the barges passed from Rzhev to Tver and Moscow. He was also famous for the fine flax that was grown on the Zubov land. In the town, fairs were often held, where local products were sold - pottery, leather, sheepskin, cattle, and, of course, flax. Before the revolution, there were slightly more than four thousand inhabitants in the city, it was a small uyezd town. After the revolution, Zubtsov remained the center of the agricultural area where flax was grown.

During the Great Patriotic War there were fierce battles here. Memorial was erected in memory of the soldiers who died here.

Zubtsov began to grow rapidly and develop in the 70 years of the XX century, when the city began construction of a hydroelectric complex, which could supply water to Moscow. Then new, modern houses were built, many engineers and workers came to the construction. Currently, the population of Zubtsov is constantly decreasing. But the townspeople still hope that life will again clog the key in their beautiful, ancient city.

Obverse description

On the disc in the center is the denomination of the coin: "10 РУБЛЕЙ", inside the number "0" - hidden, alternately when the angle of view of the image is changed to "10" and the inscription "РУБ", at the bottom - the mint trade mark; on the ring at the top - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the year of issue "2016", on the left and on the right - stylized branches of plants, transferring to the disk.

Reverse description

Architectural panorama of the city, below - the coat of arms of the city of Zubtsov, along the circle on the inscription ring, above: "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ, below: "ЗУБЦОВ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2016 5,000,000 - Unknown