Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Russia has issued a three-ruble coin dedicated to the Battle of Poltava

The Central Bank of Russian Federation has issued a three-ruble coin dedicated to the Tercentenary of the Battle of Poltava.
The obverse:
In the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: “THREE RUBLES”, below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue “2009”, to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
The reverse:
In the centre - the profile image of the Peter I, in the background - a detachment warriors in advance, inscription above along the rim: “THE TERCENTENARY OF POLTAVA BATTLE”.
Description that was placed on the web site of the Central Bank of Russian Federation:
“The Poltava Battle (June 27, 1709 - July 9, 1709) - the general engagement of Russian and Swedish troops during the Northern War 1700-1721. In the hard fight, the Russian Army under command of Peter I, routed the Swedish Army of Charles XII. The decisive Victory of Russians in the environs of Poltava led to an change in the Northern War to Russia's benefit and put an end for supremacy of Sweden as the main military power in Europe.”