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 "2014" on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak. Bottom right there is a sign of the Saint-Petersburg mint
(consists of letters "СПМД".The reverse of the coin
depicts one of the main attractions of Crimea - the Palace "swallow's nest" on the top of a cliff. In the background shape of the Crimean Peninsula, on top of which the date of reunification with Russia - "18.03.2014". Around the circumference there are inscriptions: at the top "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" below - "РЕСПУБЛИКА КРЫМ"
Artist S. V. Sutyagin, the sculptor: F. S. Andronov. The coin was issued on 9 October 2014.
Crimea first became part of Russia in 1783 at the end of the war with Turkey. After the formation of the USSR the Peninsula became part of the RSFSR, but in 1954 was transferred to Ukrainian SSR (many consider this transfer illegal). In 1991 Crimea automatically became part of independent Ukraine at the signing of the Belovezhskaya agreements. March 16, 2014 representatives of local authorities in the Crimea with the support of Russia held a referendum in which almost 97 percent (in Sevastopol 95%) voted for secession of the Peninsula from Ukraine and its joining Russia. Public opinion was affected, mainly, the attempt to eradicate the Russian language, conducted by the new Ukrainian government. March 18 at a ceremony in Moscow was signed the document about the official entry of the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol a part of Russia and assign them the status of independent subjects. The government of many countries has not supported these changes, as the referendum in General, and considers the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Ukraine.