Western coins in the territory of Russia
From the middle of the tenth century, the mass distribution of silver coins of Western Europe to the lands of Eastern Europe began, and to a large extent this affected…

Continue reading →

From Pushkin to Gagarin
The once popular bimetallic commemorative 10-ruble coins are now fading into the background. For some reason, collectors have recently become more interested in commemorative coins made of non-precious metals. One…

Continue reading →

Numismatic collection storage
The first problem that a numismatist faces when storing her collection is protection against thieves, because, as a rule, the collection itself is more valuable than each of its individual…

Continue reading →

power belongs

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 battles, and also displayed in their images the intervals that occurred after these events.

In the thirties of the last century, on the Princes’ Islands, which are not so far from the place where the young, still twenty, Alexander the Great, made the crossing over the Hellespont, archaeologists discovered a treasure. Continue reading

Penny saves the ruble

1535 is the birthday of a penny. Contributed to this mother of Ivan the Terrible, Elena Glinskaya. Making a penny was a necessity rather than a natural desire. At that time, the cunning Russian people began to mock the state’s banknotes and cut off pieces from coins, there most significantly undermining the country’s economy. Therefore, it was decided to correct the situation and withdraw all the banknotes that were in circulation at that time and introduce a new penny.

Of course, the appearance of the first penny was very interesting. Continue reading

Coins of the island of Svalbard

A little story of a small place. Svalbard is a set of islands that are located in the area of ​​the Arctic Ocean. In 1920, these islands joined Norway. At that time, Norway was referred to as the Kingdom of Norway. A little later, in 1932, the USSR were able to rent a number of islands. In particular, this concerned two villages – the Pyramid and Barentsburg. These villages were of interest to the Soviet Union, since there was a very large coal deposit there. And the infrastructure was built in the form of fairly modern mines.

Coal mining was entrusted to a state-owned company called Arktikugol. Recall that in the Soviet Union there were no private companies, only state-owned. Continue reading

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…

...

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…

...

Commemorative coins of the Republic of Belarus
The commemorative coins of the state of the Republic of Belarus are the official commemorative coins issued by the national bank. These metallic banknotes are not only a symbol of…

...

Coins and art
When the state treasurer put his stamp on a small piece of metal, he cared not only to record the purity and weight of the metal with this action, but…

...