The coin is issued for the Summer Olympic games in Moscow in 1980. Total circulation - 344807 PCs (118403 quality brilliant uncirculated, the rest Uncirculated). Part of the circulation is minted with the mark of the Leningrad mint.
The obverse of the coin is divided into two parts (upper approximately in 2 times more low). Each piece is framed with a solid line. In the upper part of the emblem of the USSR of the sample of 1956 with 15 bands of the tape (number of republics). The coat of arms is simplified and has no inscriptions on the ribbon. Left and right of the emblem there is an inscription "СССР" divided into two parts ("СС"and "СР". The letters are arranged in a semicircle, skirting the crest. At the bottom of the obverse in the middle is the denomination - a large number "10" under it, in smaller font the word "РУБЛЕЙ"
In the foreground at the bottom of the reverse depicts two rowers with oars over them - water stadium. On the left is the emblem of the Olympics-80. At the top, left and right along the edge to stretch in a semicircle the inscription: "ИГРЫ XXII ОЛИМПИАДЫ""МОСКВА"and "1980", separated by dots. In the bottom left label mint (MMD - Moscow
). In the middle stands a year issue coins "1978".
On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.
Rowing - team and solo sport, in which competitors try to cover the distance. Is held in closed reservoirs with calm water, but there is also rafting along rapid mountain rivers. Size of boat and number of participants may be different.