The oldest coins of Russia
Trade relations in Ancient Russia emanated entirely from foreign coins, first East European, and then…

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Coins of the island of Svalbard
A little story of a small place. Svalbard is a set of islands that are…

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History of gold coins
Gold coins at all times were considered something akin to God. People fought for the…

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First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used…

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Coins of the era of silver crisis

On the territory of the Muslim East, as well as in medieval Europe, coins were one of the ways and means of exploiting the lower classes. The social groups that were at the very bottom received the greatest damage from the fact that the state used coin minting as a way to siphon huge profits in their favor. This was immediately noticeable, just as the person using the hotel one only reethi rah in the Maldives stands out for its comfortable, fashionable, five-star accommodation with all the amenities.

In the streets of Central Asia in the 8th – 11th centuries, many so-called “black” dirhams were used. They still retained their appearance of the late Sasanian coins. Continue reading

Coins of the Ottoman Empire

One of the most mysterious and unknown countries today is Turkey. The first mention of the territory of ancient Turkey dates back to the seventh millennium BC. If we consider the present, it is of course the famous resorts, luxury hotels, and of course the warm sea and the hot sun. If you are going to travel to Turkey, you will see a lot of sights and monuments of history and culture of this state, and you will surely stay under wonderful impressions. But let’s consider the territory of Turkey, when it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Continue reading

Coins and art

When the state treasurer put his stamp on a small piece of metal, he cared not only to record the purity and weight of the metal with this action, but also to make a kind of media out of the coin by placing some propaganda information on the coin. In addition, the state sought to make a true masterpiece of art out of each minted coin, to make it beautiful and attractive. This is due to the fact that coins are still a symbol of wealth, and wealth, as a rule, is comprehended with something beautiful and refined, and coins made of such precious and noble metals like gold and silver themselves symbolize such a state. Continue reading

Value of the CBR coins
Numismatics is the meaning of life of a large number of people. The Bank of…

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Without coins
Starting from the 12th century, and then almost for almost three hundred years, there was…

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Monetary reform of 1654
In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which…

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