The sculpture "Let's hammer swords into plows" on a 10-ruble coin.

[20.04.2020 22:16:45]

In 2015, in the series "70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" the Bank of Russia issued a 10-rouble bimetallic commemorative coin "End of World War II". The coin was minted by the St. Petersburg mint. Its authors were artist A. Shchablykin and sculptor A.Bessonov.

On the reverse side of the coin in the center there is an image of allegorical sculpture "Let's hammer swords into plows". In 1957, it was created by the People's Artist of the USSR, the author of the project of the famous monument "Motherland calls" on Mamaev’s  Barrow E.V. Vuchetich. The sculptor sculpted the figure of a blacksmith by hitting a hammer turning  a sword into a plow. The name of the statue - a call to renounce strife and enmity, to peaceful and creative activity - is taken from the Old Testament, where it is predicted that the peoples of the world will stop fighting and weapons will be converted into tools.

The sculpture was installed in front of the United Nations in New York in the USA and is part of the famous UN art collection, which includes works by world-famous painters and sculptors. It is housed in a park at headquarters and in its lobbies.

Author's copies of the statue are now in front of the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val in Moscow; in front of the Central House of Culture in Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan; and in front of the passageway plant "Gazoapparat" in Volgograd. The last statue was presented by the sculptor to the plant workers for their contribution to the construction of the monument and ensemble "To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad" on the Mamaev Barrow: in one of the workshops of the plant was a workshop, where Vuchetich was engaged in manufacturing elements of the memorial.

Interestingly, it was the sculpture "Let's hammer swords into plows"  that was depicted on the silver commemorative coin with the value of 2 rubles, issued by the Bank of Russia in 2008 for the 100th anniversary of the sculptor.

The 10-ruble coin "The end of the Second World War" will be available at the exhibition "Signs of Victory", which is planned to open in the halls of the House of Stock Capital in 2020.