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200th Anniversary of Founding the Ministries in Russia

"The obverse"
"The reverse"


in the centre - the indication of the face value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ" (10 RUBLES). Inside of the figure "0" - hidden pictures of the figure "10" and of the inscription "РУБ" (RUB) visible by turns only on changing the angle of vision. In the lower part of the disc - the mint trade mark. In the upper part of the ring - the inscription along the rim: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), in the lower one - the year of issue "2002", to the left and to the right - stylised twigs of plants going over to the disc.


in the centre - the emblem of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the inscription along the rim "ВООРУЖЕННЫЕ СИЛЫ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ" (ARMED FORCES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION).


The artists: A.V. Baklanov, E.V. Kramskaya.
The sculptor: V.I. Markov.
Moscow Мint (ММД).
The edge: 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

On September 8, 1802 Alexander I, the Emperor of the Russian Empire, issued the Manifesto according to which following ministries had been founded on the basis of the Administration of State Affairs: Military Land Forces, Naval Forces, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Internal Affairs, Finances, Commerce, Education. The Manifesto facilitated the formation of the Russian State and unified the system of the executive power bodies. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finances of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation are successors of the Ministries founded according to the Manifesto of Alexander I.

Denomination 10 rubles
Quality UNC
Alloy: ring/disk Brass/Copper, Nickel
Total weight, g
Fine metal
content not less than, g
Diameter, mm 27,0
Thickness, mm
Mintage, pcs 5000000

Date of Issue: 06/09/2002
Catalogue number: 5514-0009

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