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Ancient Towns of Russia Galich

Russian commemorative coin

Series: Ancient Towns of Russia
Galich, (XIIIth century), Kostroma Region

Par : 10 rubles

Release Date: 01.06.2009

Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD).

Russian Commemorative Coin Ancient Towns of Russia Galich (XIIIth century), Kostroma Region Russian Commemorative Coin Ancient Towns of Russia Galich (XIIIth century), Kostroma Region

Metal, fineness Brass/cooper-nickel
Quality UNC
Total weight, g 8.4
Thickness, mm 2.1
Diameter, mm 27
The edge 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.
Mintage, pcs. 5000000

The town was first chronicled in 1234 as Grad Mersky (i.e., the Town of the Merya). It gradually developed into one of the greatest salt-mining centres of Eastern Europe, eclipsing the Southern town of Halych, from which it takes its name. In the 13th century, the town was ruled by a younger brother of Alexander Nevsky. The 15th and 16th centuries are justly considered the golden age of Galich. At that time the town controlled most of the Russian trade in salt and furs.

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