The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) put into circulation a commemorative golden coin dedicated to the "15th anniversary of liberation of Shushi".
The CBA press service reported that the coin's nominal value makes AMD 10,000. The coin is made of gold - 900 standards, its diameter makes 22mm, and weight - 8.6g.
On the coin's obverse on the background of the eternity sign a soaring eagle is depicted, under which the nominal value "10000" and "DRAM" are minted. "The Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia 2007" is written in Armenian on the coin's circumference.
On the reverse the medal for "Shushi liberation" is minted in the coin's centre, and the arms of the RA Armed Forces - to the left, "15th anniversary of Shushi's liberation" is minted on the coin's circumference.
The outlines of the coin are designed by the member of Armenia's Union of Painters Haroutiun Samuelyan. The coins are made in Poland's Mint.
Shushi is the second biggest city of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. For the first time Shushi was mentioned at the beginning of XVIII century. In that period there was a fortress at that place.
In 1857, Shushi received a status of a city. In the 60s of the XIX century it became one of the Caucasus' religious centers.
In 2007, they celebrate the 15th anniversary of liberation of the Armenian fortress Shushi, Karabakh, during the Armenians' liberation war for Artsakh.
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