Coins of Queen Victoria and the dynasty of her court medalists
On January 2, 1901, at the turn of the two greatest in the history of mankind, the heart of a little old woman, Queen Victoria, stopped beating. Ended the longest…

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Features storage collections of coins and stamps
Among other types of collecting, collecting coins is among the most complex and costly. Initially, the collection begins with a small number of valuable items, which quickly increases over time.…

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Peter I reform
Everyone knows that Peter the Great was a great reformer. Among his innovations, we can highlight the fact that he first came up with the idea to celebrate the New…

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Museum collections. On the threshold of a new time

The onset of the new era and the full-scale development of trade relations and entrepreneurship connected with this event demanded stable money that would not be so diverse in weight and trial.

Monarchs ruling in the 17th and 18th centuries also needed reliable money in order to pay mercenaries to armies, buy goods of luxury and wealth, and also conduct external trade relations, which began to gain new circulation. Continue reading

Coin cleaning rules

No matter what metal coins are made of, there are a number of general rules that must be observed when cleaning their surface from contamination.

In no case do not immediately dry-clean the coin. Their surface is usually not evenly polluted, and the reagent can react with the metal in areas where there is less dirt, while other areas will still need to be cleaned. Therefore, the mechanical cleaning of the coin is first applied.

To start this process will need water. Pay special attention to the fact that not all water is suitable for cleaning coins. Continue reading

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 most difficult to elementary. But for a beginner, just a titanic effort is to make even the easiest thing. And all this because of insecurity. The same thing happens in a hobby called numismatics.

What is numismatics? This is a collection of coins. Nothing more to say. It is clear that this is not a collection of coins in your wallet after putting on the subway, but a collection of ancient and valuable coins from different historical periods. Continue reading

collecting coins
Collecting is a favorite human activity. We collect antiquities and art, technical values ​​and objects of nature into a single collection. The desire for preservation and accumulation is inherent in…

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Features storage collections of coins and stamps
Among other types of collecting, collecting coins is among the most complex and costly. Initially, the collection begins with a small number of valuable items, which quickly increases over time.…

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Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the period from the 9th to the 11th century contain quite a lot of fragments and…

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From numismatics to auction trading of coins
Numismatics - collecting coins, one of the most interesting and exciting collections. In general, numismatics is a bit different from collecting, it involves the identification of cultural monuments, the history…

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