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Numismatics is the meaning of life of a large number of people. The Bank of Russia is a kind of trendsetter in the field of coinage of modern numismatics. The coins depict all sorts of subjects. These are the cities of the Russian Federation, and any significant events, for example, the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in the city of Sochi, great people who have made a significant contribution to the development of the country, its cultural and scientific life. It is also monuments of the architectural and construction heritage of the country, a variety of historical events. Since 1992, the bank has been producing commemorative coins from various precious metals. Naturally, in addition to their nominal price, the coins also have their own market price, which directly depends on the metal from which it is made, as well as the weight of the coin, the date of its release and, in addition, the circulation. Continue reading
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 paradox of this era was that with the development of cities, domestic and foreign trade, crafts, the number of coins in the territory of Russia not only did not increase, but on the contrary, decreased at a rapid pace. Thus, in the 12th century, coins disappeared altogether.
This period of history is often called the “dark period”, since the secret of the temporary disappearance of Russian monetary affairs is a great mystery, both for numismatists and for scholars of historians and archaeologists. Continue reading