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Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Cities of Labour Valour
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
10 rubles
Brass plated steel
Total weight, g
5.63 (±0.15)
Diameter, mm
22.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm
2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ hidden pictures of the number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB), visible alternately when changing the angle of vision, on the left and on the right stylised images of laurel and oak branches respectively, along the rim at the top the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), at the bottom the year of issue ‘2022’, to its right the mint trade mark.


a relief image of a fragment of the monument Tank T-34-85 Irkutsky Komsomolets; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘ИРКУТСК’ (IRKUTSK) at the top and ‘ГОРОДА ТРУДОВОЙ ДОБЛЕСТИ’ (CITIES OF LABOUR VALOUR) on the ribbon at the bottom.


Designer: A.A. Brynza.
Sculptor: computer simulation.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

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The city of Irkutsk was awarded the honorary title of the Russian Federation City of Labour Glory for the significant contribution of its residents to the Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War, for ensuring the uninterrupted production of military and civilian equipment by industrial enterprises, and large-scale labour heroism and dedication displayed during the War.

The production of aircraft, tanks, and ammunition was organised at Irkutsk enterprises to help the war effort. Furthermore, Irkutsk became the first city in the Soviet Union where workers sponsored the production of a tank column called ‘Irkutsk Komsomolets’. In May 1942, the tanks were handed over to a front-line military unit.

By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, over 20 large industrial enterprises were operating in Irkutsk. In the first months of the war, over 20 enterprises of various industries were evacuated to Irkutsk. In 1986, Irkutsk was awarded the Order of the October Revolution ‘... For outstanding services of the working people of the city of Irkutsk and their contribution to the fight against the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War.’

Sources: https://admirk.ru, Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 444, dated 2 July 2020, ‘On Awarding the Honorary Title of the Russian Federation City of Labour Glory’

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