The coin is issued for the Summer Olympic games in Moscow in 1980. Total circulation - 339926 PCs (119343 quality brilliant uncirculated, the rest Uncirculated). Part of the circulation is minted with the mark of the Moscow 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 of the reverse shows the vaulter in the time of the jump, in the background is the stadium, right - the emblem of the Olympics-80, which is the year of coinage - "1978". At the top along the rim, a semicircular inscription stretches "ИГРЫ XXII ОЛИМПИАДЫ" below along the rim inscriptions: "МОСКВА"and "1980", separated by dots. Above the letter "М"label mint (LMD - Leningrad).
On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.
Pole vault - separate sport at the Summer Olympic games. Held just a single competition in which the athlete must overcome the greatest height. The jump is after the run and with the help of a long pole. Height is athlete where installs easily knocks the crossbar. If the athlete flew over the crossbar without touching it, the height is counted.