Penny saves the ruble
1535 is the birthday of a penny. Contributed to this mother of Ivan the Terrible,…

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History of gold coins
Gold coins at all times were considered something akin to God. People fought for the…

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First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used…

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A set of jubilee coins dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
Nothing can so please the present coin collector, as a new coin in its collection,…

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What is now in price on the numismatic market

The dollar is falling, and the ruble is growing stronger. Especially – old. Antique coins are sold at auctions for “big money”. So, at the Gelos auction before the new year, for five gold rubles of Alexander III, coinage in 1888 was paid 150 thousand, and for a silver dime of 1741 of unique preservation – 90 thousand rubles. A set of two trial kopecks in 1871 of a copper-nickel alloy with a portrait of Alexander I was bought for 120 thousand rubles.
However, this is not the limit. Record is 120 thousand, but already dollars. Continue reading

The ruble of Emperor Constantine I from the Romanov dynasty

The most important mystery of this coin is that there has never been such an emperor like Constantine I, but there was a ruble of Constantine I! Not a single rare coin of that period is so popular with historians. She devoted a lot of handwritten works.

Grand Duke Constantine divorced Anna Feodorovna, his wife, after which he was married to Countess Grudzinskaya. Everyone thought that this marriage of the prince was unequal, and therefore he was accepted as “unacceptable”. Continue reading

Find your coin

Today, it is probably difficult to find a person on the planet who would not ever collect anything. As a rule, the collection of objects similar in their characteristics or purpose, comes from childhood. Remember what you collected in childhood? Stamps, postcards, matchbox labels, beautiful pebbles, shells … It is possible that over the years your priorities have grown into collecting more remarkable things, like beer mugs, netsuke, toys, weapons, etc.

However, numismatics has been very popular lately – a hobby that requires a lot of free time, and especially money, because it turns out that money also costs money, and often not at all, with what kind of face value they are issued. Continue reading

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Find your coin
Today, it is probably difficult to find a person on the planet who would not…

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Museum collections. On the threshold of a new time
The onset of the new era and the full-scale development of trade relations and entrepreneurship…

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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,…

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