Monetary reform of 1654
In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which was usually a privileged and secular society, could bring material for making coins. The state…

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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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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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remained fairly

Monetary reform of 1654

In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which was usually a privileged and secular society, could bring material for making coins. The state finally and irreversibly took control of the mints, and supplied raw materials exclusively from its treasury. In this regard, the coins began to lose their stability, and their value gradually began to fall.

This instability of money played into the hands of counterfeiters. They could easily start minting coins, almost without fear that they would be severely punished for it. Continue reading

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…

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Numismatic collection storage
The first problem that a numismatist faces when storing her collection is protection against thieves, because, as a rule, the collection itself is more valuable than each of its individual…

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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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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…

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