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Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod Region

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Ancient Towns of Russia
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
10 rubles
Material: ring/disk
Brass plated steel/Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g
7.90 (±0.45)
Diameter, mm
27.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm
2.10 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre of the disc there is the coin denomination ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’, there are hidden images of the number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB) visible by turns when the angle of vision changes, below is a mint trade mark; on the ring above there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), below is the year ‘2022’, on the left and on the right sides of the outer ring of the coin, there are images of laurel and oak branches, respectively, their elements extending onto the disc.


a relief image of the panoramic view of Gorodets; at the upper left there is an emblem of the Gorodets District; on the outer ring around the circumference there are inscriptions: ‘ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ’ (ANCIENT TOWNS OF RUSSIA) at the top and ‘ГОРОДЕЦ’ (GORODETS) at the bottom.


Designer: A.V. Gnidin.
Sculptor: A.V. Gnidin.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

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Gorodets is one of the oldest Russian towns. It was founded in 1152 by Grand Prince Yury Vsevolodovich Dolgoruky on the high bank of the Volga River as a fortress.

The favourable location of Gorodets on the waterway promoted the development of crafts and trade. In the 13th century, Gorodets was the capital of an appanage principality; in the 14th century, together with Suzdal and Nizhny Novgorod, it merged into the Nizhny Novgorod principality.

The history of Gorodets is associated with the name of the Russian warlord Alexander Nevsky who died in the autumn of 1263 in the Feodorovsky Monastery of Gorodets.

From the end of 19th century, the town developed due to river navigation and shipbuilding, flour milling and grain trade.

Today, Gorodets is a unique centre of folk crafts that has preserved a part of the artistic heritage of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, including Gorodets painting and stamped honey cakes, gold embroidery and needlework, pottery and wood carving.

Merchants’ estates and mansions, historical buildings and numerous museums create a unique image of the ancient Volga town which has the federal status of a nationally significant historical settlement.

The information was provided by the Volga-Vyatka Main Branch of the Bank of Russia.

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