Embossing is produced on the workpiece consisting of two metals: brass ring, inside which is inserted a copper-Nickel disk. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.The obverse of the coin
in the middle of two lines with specified amount (the number "10" underneath the word "РУБЛЕЙ" below there is a sign of the Saint-Petersburg mint
(consists of letters "СПМД". Inside the figure "0" alternately when changing the angle of inclination can be seen the number "10" and the word "РУБ" On a circle above the inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" at the bottom the year of issue "2008", at the left a Laurel branch, right to oak.On the coin reverse
at the background are the Cathedral square with the assumption Cathedral, the historic centre of Smolensk city, ahead of the city walls with towers. Top left is placed the emblem of the city. On the yellow ring at the top circumference has a recessed inscription "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" the bottom convex inscription "СМОЛЕНСК"between the two triangular cutouts.
The artist - E. A. Cheshkov, sculptor, E. I. Novikova. The coin is issued on 1 November 2008.
Smolensk existed long before the emergence of the Russian state throughout its history played an important role in protecting the country from the West. Especially became famous during the war of 1812 and the great Patriotic war, and was awarded the title of hero-City. Here perfectly preserved city walls with towers encircling the entire historic center has several historic churches.
There are a variety of coins with the mark of the Moscow mint