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  • 10 Rubles 2006, Y# 938, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Altai Republic
  • 10 Rubles 2006, Y# 938, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Altai Republic

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 2006, to the left and to the right stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.



The coat of arms of Altai Republic, the inscriptions along the rim divided by two dots: above RUSSIAN FEDERATION, below ALTAI REPUBLIC.

Altai Republic is a federal subject of Russia. Its capital is the town of Gorno-Altaysk. The republic is known for its mountainous terrain. The Altai Mountains occupy a large part of the region. The highest peak is Belukha Mount (about 4,506 meters). It is also the highest peak in Siberia. The main attractions are Teletskoye Lake, Altai and other reserves, Belukha Mountain, Plateau Ukok, caves, mounds, Ulalinskaya Paleolithic - the ancient site of primitive men, etc. Altai State Reserve is one of the largest reserves in Russia (about 9 thousand sq. km.). About 25 % of the republic’s territory is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This mountainous country with an extremely picturesque landscape is often called “Russian Tibet”.

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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