Coin Albums
Many numismatists with a sense of satisfaction recall the old days when, when they were engaged in collecting coins, they could buy albums for coins in almost any store in…

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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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Coins of Alexander of Macedon
The great victories of Alexander the Great were nothing more than an era of transition in the ancient world. The coins perfectly demonstrated his rule, various campaigns, famous battles and…

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every existing principality

First counterfeiters

Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used every opportunity to seize the stamp. In this regard, the minters working on the mints, after the required number of coins were made, destroyed their stamps, and the secret of their production was considered not only his own, but also a state secret.

For counterfeiters, the very process of forging money was not a big deal. The first and most important thing that they had to do was to get the original stamps by any illegal means. If there was no such possibility, then the stamp was made by them independently by painstaking work. After the main tool was in their hands, it was necessary to choose a reliable secret place, if possible away from the city center. Continue reading

Coins of three eras and their manufacturing techniques

It happens that determining the place and specific time of minting coins of medieval Russia is quite problematic to establish. This is due to the fact that the medieval coins of Russia never placed the date of manufacture, and the place where the chasing was made.

Quite a lot of difficulties arise due to the illegibility and the complex contraction of monetary legends. For example, in the 18th century, most medieval coins were attributed to some kind of Igor. Continue reading

The oldest coins of Russia
Trade relations in Ancient Russia emanated entirely from foreign coins, first East European, and then West European. Among the variety of dirhams and denarii there are also such rare and…

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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…

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First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used every opportunity to seize the stamp. In this regard, the minters working on the mints,…

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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 connected with this event demanded stable money that would not be so diverse in weight…

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