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…

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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…

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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…

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Peter I reform
Everyone knows that Peter the Great was a great reformer. Among his innovations, we can highlight the fact that he first came up with the idea to celebrate the New…

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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.
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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…

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Peter I reform
Everyone knows that Peter the Great was a great reformer. Among his innovations, we can highlight the fact that he first came up with the idea to celebrate the New…

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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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