The Russian ruble is the official currency of the Russian Federation. The official currency symbol; ₽ – р / коп – к. The ruble has been used in the Russian territories since the 14th century. The current Russian ruble was introduced in December 1991 and used at par with the Soviet ruble, which was replaced entirely in September 1993. In 1992, the Russian Federation introduced coins in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 rubles. In 1998, the Government redenominated the Russian and introduced new coins of 1 коп, 5 коп, 10 коп, 50 коп, 1₽, 2₽ 5₽ and 10₽.
The 10 rubles commemorative coin front design features the denomination flanked by two stylized twigs of plants, the Bank of Russia inscription, and the issue date. The design has the number ten (10) and the inscription “РУБ” (RUB) hidden, which are displayed by slightly turning the coin. The reverse of the coin illustrates the Coat of Arms of the Irkutsk Region (a Siberian tiger with a sable in his mouth), and the inscriptions divided by two dots: above – “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), below – “ИРКУТСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ” (IRKUTSK REGION). This coin is part of the 2016 commemorative series ‘’The Russian Federation’’. Its rim has 300 corrugations and the inscription “ ДEСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ” (TEN RUBLES), which appears twice and is separated by asterisks. Its color is silver and gold.
Text: 10 РУБЛЕЙ, РУБ, БАНК РОССИИ, 2016, РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ, ИРКУТСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ.