Russia 10-RUBLES (Y974)

Sable

This coin is from 'The Russian Federation' series, a series of coins that started in 2005 with each celebrating a region of Russia.

This issue is the Novosibirsk Oblast, a region in south-western Siberia and the birthplace of Oleg who sent me this coin (and others) as a gift for the Coin Zoo.

The two animals are sables, a species of marten (Martes zibellina). They are holding a korovai which is a traditional bread of Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, often used at weddings. The two sables with the bread (and salt) is a traditional symbol of Russian hospitality.


Diameter
27 mm
Composition
Copper-Nickel in Brass ring
Catalogue #
Y974
Obverse Legend
БАНК РОССИИ 10 РУБЛЕЙ 2007
Reverse Legend
РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ НОВОСИБИРСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ
Edge Legend
ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ * ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ

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