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 "2002", on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak.The reverse of the coin
depicts the emblem of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The yellow ring along the circumference clockwise the inscription (starting at bottom): "МИНИСТЕРСТВО ИНОСТРАННЫХ ДЕЛ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ"(the beginning and the end of the label separated by a dot).
Artists - A. V. Baklanov, E. V. Kramskaya, the artist E. V. Kramskaya.
The coin is issued on 6 September 2002 in honor of 200-anniversary of the formation of the first Russian ministries. From established on 8 September 1802 by decree of Alexander I of eight ministries to have survived 7 (Ministry of marine forces entered the Armed forces), others have changed only the names. They added many others, which previously was not.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs (abbreviated as MFA) deals with the relations of Russia with other States and with international organizations. Reports directly to the President. The Ministry was reestablished may 16, 1992, the predecessor is the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the USSR.