The coin is made on a steel billet with thin brass electroplating. 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". 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 "2012" on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak. Bottom right there is a sign of the Saint-Petersburg mint
(consists of letters "СПМД".On the coin reverse
in the center is a depiction of the upper part of the monument to the 1000th anniversary of Russia in Novgorod, on the left the date of the proclamation of statehood, "862", right date of issue - "2012". The circumference of the ring inscription (starting at the top) - "1150-ЛЕТИЕ ЗАРОЖДЕНИЯ РОССИЙСКОЙ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОСТИ" At the beginning and end of the label has a pattern of wavy lines. At the top of the ring is interrupted by the cross monument.
Artist S. A. Kozlov, the sculptor A. A. Dolgopolova. The coin was issued on 20 Mar 2012.
The year of origin of the Russian statehood is considered to be 862, when, according to the "tale of bygone years" to Russia were called Varangians. Initially it was ruled by three brothers - Rurik, Truvor and Sineus. But soon Rurik became the sole ruler, the founder of the dynasty that ruled until the end of the XVI century. The chronicle was written between 1110 and 1118 years later of repeatedly made copies with the distortion of the material.
The monument to the 1000 anniversary of Russia, was built in 1862 during the celebration of the anniversary of the legendary Vikings calling on Russia. Sculptors M. Mikeshin and I. Shreder, architect V. Hartmann. The monument is located on the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, considered the first capital. Refers to UNESCO. Is a power with a high cross on a round pedestal, the top of the angel and the kneeling figure, symbolizing Russia. Below are sculptures of the most famous generals, and the bottom row presents high reliefs depicting the most important scenes of the story.