Coin collecting as a hobby
Modern collectors collect various items. Some collect stamps, others - coins, and there are those that are particularly original. Collecting coins is very popular, because everyone who has found or…

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Novice Guide
The most difficult thing in any business is to start. An experienced person does not ask such questions, he already knows everything and intuitively performs the necessary actions. From the…

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The oldest coins of Russia
Trade relations in Ancient Russia emanated entirely from foreign coins, first East European, and then West European. Among the variety of dirhams and denarii there are also such rare and…

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great states

Without coins

Starting from the 12th century, and then almost for almost three hundred years, there was a period without the use of coins in the territory of Ancient Russia. The whole paradox of this era was that with the development of cities, domestic and foreign trade, crafts, the number of coins in the territory of Russia not only did not increase, but on the contrary, decreased at a rapid pace. Thus, in the 12th century, coins disappeared altogether.

This period of history is often called the “dark period”, since the secret of the temporary disappearance of Russian monetary affairs is a great mystery, both for numismatists and for scholars of historians and archaeologists. Continue reading

The ruble of Emperor Constantine I from the Romanov dynasty
The most important mystery of this coin is that there has never been such an emperor like Constantine I, but there was a ruble of Constantine I! Not a single…

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Commemorative coins of the Republic of Belarus
The commemorative coins of the state of the Republic of Belarus are the official commemorative coins issued by the national bank. These metallic banknotes are not only a symbol of…

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3 coins of medieval England
A rather large role in collecting coins is played by the age of the coins themselves, and the older they are, the more valuable your collection will be. A typical…

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History of gold coins
Gold coins at all times were considered something akin to God. People fought for the wealth and possession of countless gold coins in their treasury. Gold is the most precious…

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