Coins of the USSR and Russia
Numismatics (a hobby for collecting coins) is considered one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It would seem that there is difficult to collect coins? There are many, different types, not difficult to get. Apparently, therefore, many are beginning to engage in precisely this type of collectibles. But the fact that the coins are not difficult to collect, you can only tell an amateur, not an experienced person. A professional numismatist will explain to you all the aspects and difficulties of collecting coins for your collection.
Native – closest. Our compatriots from the category of numismatists love to collect old coins of Soviet times, as well as tsarist Russia. This is not only an interesting and exciting activity, but also very useful in terms of knowledge. After all, each coin has its own history, each coin can keep some kind of secret. Simultaneously with collecting time, you will learn many new things from the history of the USSR, Tsarist Russia or modern Russia.
In general, coins can be different. Numismatics covers all types of coins, not only those that were or are in circulation. At all times, coins were issued that were intended only for collectors. Considering the fact that a century ago, and even in Soviet times, coin minting machines were not very perfect. Because of this, defective coins were often obtained. They also should not be forgotten! For each collector part, keep at such rare coins.
But let’s return to the topic, namely to the coins of the USSR and Russia. The most interesting period in which one could see many different variants of coins is 1921-1991, that is, the period of the Soviet Union. In 1931, the Soviet monetary system switched to minting nickel coins. But has not stopped the release of silver coins. Then, coins of 10, 15, 20 kopecks were very rare, they were issued in limited quantities. At that time, travel by taxi in Moscow cost a penny, not like now. Nowadays, if you are a happy owner of such coins, then you are a rich person. Since each such coin is now estimated at as much as 100,000 rubles. But to get such coins is very difficult. They were released too little.
Another interesting period for coin collectors is the Great Patriotic War. Then, of course, explosions, shots and so on thundered everywhere. Moreover, the USSR Mint was located in Leningrad, which was blockaded. Thanks to several diversions, he was able to withdraw further to the Perm region, where the mint again began to mint coins. But since there was a war, and many techniques had to be left in Leningrad, the minting process was almost a manual type. Because of this, many small coins were issued in a very limited form. For example, 2 pennies were issued in only 450 pieces! Imagine how valuable and rare this is from the point of view of the coin collector. Each such coin can cost a fortune!
Due to the unstable internal economy of the USSR, rare coins are normal. The views of the country’s leadership on how the monetary system should be and where the money should be used often changed. Because of this, some coins that were minted in the mint did not go into circulation. But nobody destroyed them. Then they were just thrown away. And now – behind them there is a whole hunt!
As we see, in the period of the Soviet Union a lot of useful material came out for modern coin collectors. Study history and look for coins. If you are lucky, then you can find somewhere treasured dvoechku and distant 42!