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
- CAT#: Y974