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Amet-khan Sultan

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Heroes of the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
2 rubles
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs


a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the 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 denomination of the coin ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2022 г.’ (2022).


relief images of the portrait of Amet-khan Sultan, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, and Gold Star medals against the background of flying airplanes silhouettes and stylised images of airplane trails in the sky; at the bottom, there is a relief inscription: ‘АМЕТ-ХАН СУЛТАН’ (AMET-KHAN SULTAN).


Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 195 corrugations.

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Amet-khan Sultan (1920–1971) was a military ace pilot, lieutenant colonel (1946), twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1943, 1945).

During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, he took part in the battles near Kastornoye and Voronezh, the Battle of Stalingrad, fierce air battles in Kuban, and the liberation of Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Melitopol, and the Crimean Peninsula. In the battles near Stalingrad, he proved to be a respected ace and was assigned to the prestigious 9th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment composed entirely of flying aces to counter Luftwaffe pilots. By that time, Amet-khan Sultan had learnt to detect the enemy before the enemy detected him and rushed at German planes while they did not expect the attack.

For the exemplary performance of the combat missions assigned by the command, courage, bravery and valour displayed in the fight against the Nazi invaders, by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, dated 24 August 1943, Captain Amet-khan Sultan was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal presented to him, for flying 359 combat sorties and participating in 79 aerial battles where he shot down 11 enemy planes personally and 19 more together with his comrades-in-arms.

In total, during the war, Amet-khan Sultan flew 603 combat sorties (including 70 to attack enemy manpower and materiel) and was engaged in 150 aerial battles where he scored 30 solo and 19 shared victories.

On 29 June 1945, Guards Major Amet-khan Sultan was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

In February 1947, he became a test pilot at the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky. Very soon, he became one of the best test pilots.

In 1949, Amet-khan became a Class 3 test pilot, in January 1950 – a Class 2 test pilot, and as early as September 1952, Amet-khan Sultan was promoted to a Class 1 test pilot. On 23 September 1961, Amet-khan Sultan was awarded the prestigious title ‘Honoured Test Pilot of the USSR’.

In his career, he mastered almost 100 aircraft types with 4,237 flying hours overall.

Source: https://mil.ru

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