The obverse of the coin in the center there is the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the eagle with drooping wings, I. Bilibin). Up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" below "БАНК РОССИИ"(the inscriptions are separated by ornaments, consisting of five diamonds).
The reverse of the coin is the relief image of the modern container ship, and above it on a background map of the ancient Greek God of Commerce - Hermes. In the left part of the picture near Kant indicated the year of coinage - "1996" underneath near Kant the mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД". At the top by a stylized semi-circular strip is placed the inscription: "300-ЛЕТИЕ РОССИЙСКОГО ФЛОТА" down on top of the figure is also a half circle "ГРУЗОВОЕ СУДНО"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: S. A. Kornilov.
Release date: 18 Oct 1996
Before coming to power of Peter the Great in Russia was not regular Navy. A small flotilla was created directly before the fighting and consisted of several ships. In 1688, on lake Pleshcheyevo in Pereslavl-Zalessky create a "Funny fleet", which included miniature ships for training sailors. In the 90-ies of the XVII century began to put the Azov fleet, and in 1696, a Royal decree confirmed the creation of a regular Russian Navy.
Modern cargo ships are of several types: container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, bulk carriers, ro-ro, the, lighters and refrigerators. The container is mainly the largest of them is 400 meters and the capacity is over 100 thousand tons. The world's largest container ship can accommodate 11 thousand 20-ton containers. But the record in length (488 metres) belongs to ship natural gas, built in 2013 and is capable of carrying 600 tons of cargo.