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…

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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…

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What is the damage of coins
In the 10th century, Count Baldwin, in order to develop a monetary business, as well as improve trade relations, created a rate of exchange transactions. So, two hens could be…

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thundered everywhere

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 memorable signs, and so on. However, soon a solution was found, and it was that the production of insignia, as well as metal money, would be distributed between the country’s largest mint yards – the St. Petersburg Mint, the Moscow Mint and the Kiev Mint.

St. Petersburg Mint was one of the largest mints, not only in the Soviet Union, but throughout the world. Not only coins were minted here, but also insignia, orders, badges, medals and so on were made. 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 USSR and Russia

Numismatics (a hobby for collecting coins) is considered one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It would seem that there is difficult to collect coins? There are many, different types, not difficult to get. Apparently, therefore, many are beginning to engage in precisely this type of collectibles. But the fact that the coins are not difficult to collect, you can only tell an amateur, not an experienced person. A professional numismatist will explain to you all the aspects and difficulties of collecting coins for your collection.

Native – closest. Our compatriots from the category of numismatists love to collect old coins of Soviet times, as well as tsarist Russia. Continue reading

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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Coins of the era of silver crisis
On the territory of the Muslim East, as well as in medieval Europe, coins were one of the ways and means of exploiting the lower classes. The social groups that…

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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…

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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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