Coins of Ivan the Terrible
A small miniature from the Russian annals of the 17th century depicts the process of making coins. From this it is known that silver billets were first smelted in a…

Continue reading →

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…

Continue reading →

Monetary reform of 1654
In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which was usually a privileged and secular society, could bring material for making coins. The state…

Continue reading →

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 most difficult to elementary. But for a beginner, just a titanic effort is to make even the easiest thing. And all this because of insecurity. The same thing happens in a hobby called numismatics.

What is numismatics? This is a collection of coins. Nothing more to say. It is clear that this is not a collection of coins in your wallet after putting on the subway, but a collection of ancient and valuable coins from different historical periods. The coin itself can be of any value, even one penny. But, at the same time, her story can be very exciting and interesting. And if this coin is one more of, for example, 1000 such, and there is no more 1001 in the world, then the value of such a coin can soar to heaven. For such a coin can hunt, spread huge amounts of money. So here, these these are numismatists.

And so, you decided to take up this fascinating and interesting hobby, but you do not know where to start. This is normal. All known coin collectors at first were exactly in the same situation as you.
Different types of coins

It is necessary to immediately determine the fact that numismatics is not only collecting ancient coins. You can easily do the collection of modern coins that produce banks. These coins are called – jubilee. Usually, they are a little dignified, but made of good material and released in limited quantities. Definitely, in 30 years such coins will be worth a lot of money. This is one of the most interesting features of numismatics, and indeed, many types of collectibles. Over time, each of your exhibits will cost more and more money. We can say that this is an investment of deposit funds. But back to our coins. Despite the fact that modern commemorative coins are very beautiful and brand new, yet, most people who are engaged in collecting, prefer old-style coins.

Indeed, in the old coins, although they are erased, dirty, with uneven corners, etc., there is the most important thing that to be appreciated in any kind of collectibles is history. It is the history of each coin that makes it valuable and unique. And the older the coin, the more valuable it is for the coin collector. But, not only age can make a coin valuable. A very important criterion is the number of coins issued a certain type. For example, if in ancient Rome several million coins worth 1 dinar were issued, then these coins will certainly be valuable now. But much more valuable coins will be considered, those that were issued with a denomination of 2 dinars, with a circulation of 500 pieces. Here you and antiquity and a very big rarity. Only five hundred pieces in the whole world.

Be sure to pay attention to the nominal coins. There are coins depicting some famous people, events or buildings. For example, there are coins that depict 52 states of America. Each coin is one state. Quite an interesting collection. Exactly the same is in Russia, with the image of the regions.

Store your coin collection at room temperature in a warm, dry place. In no case should not allow such that the coin lay for a long time under sunlight or artificial light, or, God forbid, get wet and not dried. Any coin instantly spoiled. This is especially true of the most ancient and most valuable coins.

Monetary reform of 1654
In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which was usually a privileged and secular society, could bring material for making coins. The state…

...

Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the period from the 9th to the 11th century contain quite a lot of fragments and…

...

Monetary reform of 1654
In the 17th century, the epoch in monetary business ended, when absolutely any individual, which was usually a privileged and secular society, could bring material for making coins. The state…

...

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…

...