The 450th Anniversary of the Battle of Molodi
a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and a semicircular inscription above it along the rim: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed with paired diamonds on both sides, under the coat of arms there are the chemical symbol of the metal and fineness on the left and fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription: ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin denomination: ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue: ‘2022 г.’ (2022).
a relief image of Russian army commanders Dukes Mikhail Vorotynsky and Dmitry Khvorostinin with allegories of glory, loyalty to the tsar and victory over the enemy, as well as a relief image of warriors with weapons and a waving banner, and images of a mobile fortification ‘gulyay-gorod’ (literally: ‘wandering town’) and galloping horsemen, laser treated for matte finishing; there are relief inscriptions: ‘БИТВА ПРИ МОЛОДЯХ’ (BATTLE OF MOLODI) on the left along the rim, and ‘1572’ on the bottom right in a stylised framing.
Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
Edge: 300 corrugations.
The Battle of Molodi (29 July–2 August 1572) was a great victory of the Russian army that defeated the horde of Khan Devlet I Giray of Crimea which, in addition to the Crimean army, also included Turkish and Nogai troops. Although the 40,000-strong Crimean army outnumbered Russians by more than two to one, it was forced to flight and was almost completely killed. The Battle of Molodi was no less significant than the Battle of Kulikovo and other key battles in the Russian history. The victory in this battle allowed Russia to retain its independence and became a turning point in the confrontation between the Tsardom of Muscovy and the Crimean Khanate which renounced its claims to the Kazan and Astrakhan Khanates and lost most of its power from then on.