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  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 888, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Tver Oblast
  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 888, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Tver 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 Moscow Mint trademark is at the bottom of the disc.



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

Tver Oblast is a federal subject of Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Tver. From 1935 to 1990, it was known as Kalinin Oblast, named after Mikhail Kalinin. Tver region is the heart of Russia, the ancient Russian land. Great Tver principality existed as an independent state unit till the end of the 15th century and was one of the centers of creating the Russian national state. Till nowadays there are a lot of monuments of history, architecture, archaeology and culture in this area.

The coat of arms of Tver Oblast features: In a red shield on a gold two-tiered pedestal of the same color, there is a throne (princely table) without armrests with a high back; seated on the throne on a green pillow with gold decorations and tassels is the Monomakh's Cap. The basis of the coat of arms is the historical coat of arms of Tver Governorate, approved on December 8, 1856.

Monomakh's Cap, also known as the Golden Cap, is a significant relic of Muscovite Grand Princes and Russian Tsars. As a symbol-crown of Russian autocracy, it stands as the oldest among the crowns on display at the Imperial Treasury section of the Kremlin Armoury. Dating back to the early 14th century, the cap is a gold filigree skullcap adorned with intricate designs, precious stones, and pearls, topped with a simple gold cross.

Artist: A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor: I. I. Kopytkin



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


10 Rubles

Y# 888 Schön# 873 CBR# 5514-0029
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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
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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