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  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 890, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Oryol Oblast
  • 10 Rubles 2005, Y# 890, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Oryol 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 MMD, on the ring along the rim above the inscription: BANK OF RUSSIA, below the year of issue 2005, to the left and to the right stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.



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

Oryol Oblast is a federal subject of Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Oryol (lit. eagle).

The people in this area served on this disturbing boundary which defended the area from Tatar attacks. As the Russian state strengthened, the lands around Oryol became fertile granary which brought Oryol the fame of a grain-producing city.

Wonderful nature of middle-Russia, wise peasant traditions and original people’s culture were the favorable foundation on which a number famous Russian gifted persons were nurtured.

Oryol province is the birthplace of I. S. Turgenev, N. S. Leskov, L. N. Andreyev, A. N. Apukhtin, A. A. Fet, philosophers S. N. Bulgakov, M. M. Bakhtin, historian T. N. Granovsky. The lives of F. I. Tyutchev, I. A. Bunin, M. M. Prishvin are linked with this region.

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
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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