The first banknotes of the Northern Black Sea coast
In the early stages, after the settlement of settlements by Greek colonists in the Northern Black Sea region, exchange and trade with local tribes were conducted by means of “barter”…

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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…

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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…

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Value of the CBR coins

Numismatics is the meaning of life of a large number of people. The Bank of Russia is a kind of trendsetter in the field of coinage of modern numismatics. The coins depict all sorts of subjects. These are the cities of the Russian Federation, and any significant events, for example, the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in the city of Sochi, great people who have made a significant contribution to the development of the country, its cultural and scientific life. It is also monuments of the architectural and construction heritage of the country, a variety of historical events. Since 1992, the bank has been producing commemorative coins from various precious metals. Naturally, in addition to their nominal price, the coins also have their own market price, which directly depends on the metal from which it is made, as well as the weight of the coin, the date of its release and, in addition, the circulation. For example, a gold chervonets, released in 1981, has a cost of 2580 rubles. So, as we see, investing in the so-called “trifle” is quite profitable.

In total, starting from 1965, 116 different types of gold coins were issued, 268 silver coins, 27 platinum coins and 26 palladium coins. Undoubtedly, palladium and platinum are much more expensive than gold and silver.

Since the 80s in Russia, small batches of various coins of the named metals were issued regularly. But since the cost of production of such commemorative coins from platinoids is quite high, in 1995 the Central Bank of Russia stopped the process of their release. Now you can be content with only silver and gold coins, which are issued by the CBR.

Commemorative coins made of different precious metals are mostly of the so-called quality “proof.” That is, they have a mirror surface, and the relief image is matte with inscriptions. Much less common quality with the name “uncirculated.” So called coins, not yet in circulation. Such specimens have a dull metallic luster, but there is no mirror surface on them. As a rule, this kind of coins have a fairly large quantity replicated, and are minted automatically. Quality “uncirculated”, provides for the absence of any damage, scratches and irregularities, if we consider a copy under a magnifying glass with a double magnification.

Naturally, coins are not garden awnings and tents, which are sold almost without packaging. Each coin is sold in a transparent sealed capsule. If you nevertheless opened the capsule, then in no case should you touch the mirror surface with your hands. It is clear that even the smallest microparticles of moisture, which are contained on the pads of your fingers, can immediately settle on the coin. Naturally, its surface will deteriorate from this, and, as a result, the quality of the “proof” will be lost. And that means it will be much more difficult to resell it.

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