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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Ancient Egyptian Coins
Today, Egypt attracts with its beauty, the scorching orange sun and the red sea, not only tourists from various countries and cities of our planet, but also various archaeologists with…

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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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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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The largest mints of the USSR

With the emergence of the Soviet Union, or rather, with its unification of individual republics, a new problem emerged, which was where exactly it was necessary to mint coins, make memorable signs, and so on. However, soon a solution was found, and it was that the production of insignia, as well as metal money, would be distributed between the country’s largest mint yards – the St. Petersburg Mint, the Moscow Mint and the Kiev Mint.

St. Petersburg Mint was one of the largest mints, not only in the Soviet Union, but throughout the world. Not only coins were minted here, but also insignia, orders, badges, medals and so on were made. The mint was founded by Peter the Great, back in 1724, but in spite of this it still functions today. Quite a lot of tourists each year come to St. Petersburg specifically to visit the Mint. Anyone can visit it, but it’s not so interesting to come to the Northern Capital for one day, a better option would be to rent an apartment in St. Petersburg, and in a few days, explore all the sights of the city.

The Moscow Mint is today one of the actively functioning mints of the Russian Federation. He is engaged in the manufacture of coins, whether ordinary or commemorative, as well as state medals, orders and other awards. In addition, the Moscow Mint constantly performs many foreign orders. For example, most modern Indian coins are minted here. The history of coinage in Moscow is several centuries, but the establishment of a modern enterprise took place only at the end of April 1942. At the Moscow Mint, a sufficiently large number of various state awards and commemorative coins were minted, for example, part of a series of coins in honor of the 1980 Olympic Games. The building of the Moscow Mint houses a museum, which is a great source of knowledge for any collector who works with items such as coins, medals, badges, and so on. Do not forget that Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation, and here there is a huge number of various monuments, museums and exhibitions, so if you rent an apartment in Moscow, you can easily get acquainted with the cultural life of this metropolis.

The Kiev Mint Banknote also took an active part in the minting of coins and the manufacture of memorable signs, such as medals, badges, and so on. It is also worth noting that of the listed mints, the Kiev Banknote and Mint is the oldest, since it has been functioning since the times of Kievan Rus, although it has been updated many times with unrecognizability. And here, as well as in the two above-listed mints, there is a museum where you can see the manufactured products with your own eyes. Do not forget that Kiev is a great cultural center, where you can find many cultural and historical attractions, so you will probably have to rent an apartment in Kiev to explore them all.

Thus, the aforementioned mints played a fairly large role in shaping the economy of the Soviet Union, since the manufactured bull was necessary, and only awaited its heroes.

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Coins of the Ottoman Empire
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