• 10 Rubles 2013, Russia, Federation, Constitution of Russian Federation, 20th Anniversary of Adoption
  • 10 Rubles 2013, Russia, Federation, Constitution of Russian Federation, 20th Anniversary of Adoption

The current Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993. Russia's constitution came into force on December 25, 1993, at the moment of its official publication, and abolished the Soviet system of government. The current Constitution is the most long-lived in the history of Russia, except for Stalin's constitution.

The 1993 Constitutional Conference was attended by over 800 participants. Sergei Alexeyev, Sergey Shakhray and sometimes Anatoly Sobchak are considered as co-authors of the constitution. The text of the constitution was inspired by Mikhail Speransky's constitutional project and current French constitution.

A constitutional referendum was held in Russia on 12 December 1993. Of all registered voters, 58,187,755 people (or 54.8%) participated in the referendum. Of those, 32,937,630 (54.5%) voted for adoption of the Constitution. It replaced the previous Soviet-era Constitution of April 12, 1978 of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (which had already been amended in April 1992 to reflect the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the sovereignty of the Russian Federation), following the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis.


In the center of the disc the indication of the face value of the coin 10 RUBLES. Inside of the figure 0 hidden pictures of the figure 10 and of the inscription RUB visible by turns on changing angle of vision. Along the rim circular inscriptions, on top: BANK OF RUSSIA, on bottom the mint trade mark (MMD) and the date, to the left the stylized image of a laurel branch, to the right of the oak one.

2013 ММД


Depicts a relief image of an open book with the Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation depicted on the left page and a three-line inscription THE CONSTITUTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION engraved on the right page, surrounded by the inscription THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ADOPTION OF THE RUSSIAN CONSTITUTION. Under the book, the top of an Ionic column with a capital is depicted.

Engraver: A. D. Schablykin



6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 5.63 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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