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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First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used every opportunity to seize the stamp. In this regard, the minters working on the mints,…

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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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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 in the history of England rule, rightly called the Victorian Age. Under the domination of a woman who was tiredly lying on her deathbed, there were pommollektsionerov – Victoria also means a whole era. A rare numismatist was not fascinated by a huge variety of British coins, the lion’s share of which is marked by the royal profile of the “Queen of Wicca”.

Victoria is not the first British Queen, a portrait, which appeared on the coins of this island nation. After Mary Tudor (1553-1558), who ruled after her infant brother Edward VI for almost 5 years and received the nickname “Bloody” among the people, the throne of England was occupied for 45 years (and not worse for the country) by her sister Elizabeth I (1558 – 1603) – “Queen-Virgin”. 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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Greco-Bactrian rulers and their coins
The history of the dynasty of the Greco-Bactrian empire, as recorded on the coins, of a powerful state that was located in the upper regions of the river, now known…

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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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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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