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  • 10 Rubles 2022, CBR# 5714-0084, Russia, Federation, Ancient Towns of Russia, Rylsk
  • 10 Rubles 2022, CBR# 5714-0084, Russia, Federation, Ancient Towns of Russia, Rylsk

In 2002 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation began an annual program that each year commemorates some of their historical towns on bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins. The coins picture the city and its arms on one side and has the standard Russian 10 Ruble obverse on the other. Unlike a lot of coin programs throughout the world there is no set regularity to the number of coins released each year in this series, with some years seeing 4 coins issued and other years only 3.

Rylsk is a town and the administrative center of Rylsky District in Kursk Oblast, western Russia, located on the right bank of the Seym River (Dnieper's basin) 124 kilometres (77 mi) southwest of Kursk, the administrative center of the oblast.

Rylsk located in the Kursk Region is one of the most ancient towns of Russia. It was first mentioned back in 1152, and its name was recorded in the Hypatian Chronicle in connection with the march on Chernigov announced by Rostov-Suzdal Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky: ‘Gyurgi marches on Novgorod Seversky and from there he marches on Rylsk’ (Gyurgi is the Slavic form of Yuri).

It had become the seat of an appanage principality by the end of the 12th century before coming into the hands of Lithuanian rulers sometime in the 14th century. The Polish king Casimir IV made a grant of it to Dmitry Shemyaka's son Ivan, who had settled in Lithuania. Ivan's son Vasily defected to the Grand Duchy of Moscow, but Lithuanians held the town until 1522.

During the Time of Troubles, it was one of the first towns to welcome False Dmitry I as the Tsar. After the Ukraine's integration into the Russian Empire, Rylsk capitalized on the trade between Little Russia and Great Russia. Numerous merchants resided in the town. Today its population is the same as it had been about a century before.

Date of issue: 14.07.2022


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 2022, to the left and to the right stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.



Depicts a relief image of the townscape of Rylsk with a view of the Assumption (Uspensky) Cathedral (1811), and the inscriptions on the outer ring ANCIENT TOWNS OF RUSSIA around the upper circumference and RYLSK around the lower circumference.

Designer and sculptor: A. V. Gnidin



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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