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  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 887, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Leningrad Oblast
  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 887, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Leningrad 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.

Issue date: 27.12.2005


Depicts the inscriptions along the circumference BANK OF RUSSIA at the top and date at the bottom. There are images of branches of the bay tree and oak tree on the left and on the right of the outer ring, respectively, their elements extending onto the disc. The number ‘10’ and the inscription RUBLES below denoting the face value of the coin are in the centre of the disc. The digit ‘0’ features a security element inside in the form of the figure ‘10’ and the inscription RUB visible at various viewing angles to the coin surface. The Saint Petersburg Mint trademark is at the bottom of the disc.



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

Leningrad Oblast is a federal subject of Russia. It was established on August 1, 1927, although it was not until 1946 that the oblast's borders had been mostly settled in their present position. The oblast was named after the city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

The coat of arms of Leningrad Oblast features a navy blue field with a silver anchor crossed by a golden key pointing upward. Above them, there is a golden keyhole, and in the red chief of the shield, there is a silver crenellated brick wall. The author of the coat of arms is V. I. Evlanov.

The key in the coat of arms symbolizes the strategic position of the region in the northwest of Russia. Leningrad Oblast provided Russia with access to the Baltic Sea when Peter the Great "opened a window to Europe." The silver anchor represents the maritime ports, while the crenellated wall symbolizes the fortresses located in Leningrad Oblast. The colors of the coat of arms - red, blue, and white - are the colors of the Russian flag.

Artist: A. D. Schablykin



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


10 Rubles

Y# 887 Schön# 872 CBR# 5514-0028
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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