• 10 Rubles 2009, Y# 997, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Kirov Oblast
  • 10 Rubles 2009, Y# 997, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Kirov Oblast

In 2005 the Central Bank of Russia commenced a series of bi-metallic 10 Rubles coins paying tribute to the regions of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian Constitution, the Russian Federation consists of republics, krais, oblasts, cities of federal importance, an autonomous oblast, and autonomous okrugs, all of which are equal subjects of the Russian Federation. Three Russian cities of federal importance have a status of both city and separate federal subject. In 1993, there were 89 federal subjects listed. By 2008, the number of federal subjects had been decreased to 83 because of several mergers. In 2014, Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea became the 84th and 85th federal subjects of Russia.


In the center of the disc indication of the denomination of the coin: 10 RUBLES, inside of the figure 0 hidden pictures of the number 10 and of the inscription RUB visible by turns on changing angle of vision, in the lower part of the disc the mint trade mark SPMD, on the ring along the rim above the inscription: BANK OF RUSSIA, below the year of issue 2009, to the left and to the right stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.



The coat of arms of Kirov Oblast, the inscriptions along the rim divided by two dots: above RUSSIAN FEDERATION, below KIROV OBLAST.

Kirov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Kirov. Kirov Oblast is part of the Volga–Vyatka economic district located in the central part of European Russia in the Volga and Vyatka river basins.

Kirov oblast has unique potentials for cultural co-operation and tourism. There are about 1 000 libraries, among them - one of the oldest libraries of the country - regional scientific library named in honour of A. I. Hertzen; 3 theatres, 35 museums, among them one of the leading museums of the country - Regional Art Museum named in honour of brothers Vasnetsovs; Cabinet of Curiosities, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Organ Hall in Alexanrovsky Roman Catholic church. On the territory of the region there are about 1000 monuments of history and culture, the architectural monuments of the VII B.C.

Artist: A. D. Schablykin.



300 corrugations and the inscription ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.


Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

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