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…

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History of tokens
Tokens have a rather interesting story. They have at all times been used as support for real currency. But in itself, a token is considered "non-currency". Let's dive into history…

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Find your coin
Today, it is probably difficult to find a person on the planet who would not ever collect anything. As a rule, the collection of objects similar in their characteristics or…

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unique coins

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

Coins of the island of Svalbard

A little story of a small place. Svalbard is a set of islands that are located in the area of ​​the Arctic Ocean. In 1920, these islands joined Norway. At that time, Norway was referred to as the Kingdom of Norway. A little later, in 1932, the USSR were able to rent a number of islands. In particular, this concerned two villages – the Pyramid and Barentsburg. These villages were of interest to the Soviet Union, since there was a very large coal deposit there. And the infrastructure was built in the form of fairly modern mines.

Coal mining was entrusted to a state-owned company called Arktikugol. Recall that in the Soviet Union there were no private companies, only state-owned. Continue reading

Gold coin collecting
Since ancient times, gold coins are a unique collectible item. You can browse through many special catalogs in which hundreds, or even thousands of coins are counted. Such coins have…

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Recovery of monetary business in Russia
After a rather long period of coin-less commodity circulation, in 1380 under the Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, the coins regained their function. In addition, the revival of the coin case…

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Golden profile of Nicholas II. Last coins of the last king
The tradition of portrait gold and silver coins was renewed under Nicholas II. The last Russian emperor, the representative of the house of the Romanovs, was very beautiful. Undoubtedly, his…

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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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