Coins of three eras and their manufacturing techniques
It happens that determining the place and specific time of minting coins of medieval Russia…

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Numismatic collection storage
The first problem that a numismatist faces when storing her collection is protection against thieves,…

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First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used…

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Penny saves the ruble
1535 is the birthday of a penny. Contributed to this mother of Ivan the Terrible,…

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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 unique coins as money of princes of Rurikovich. The first coin of this kind was discovered already in the distant 1792, among other pendants to the icon, which was located in one of the churches of the city of Kiev.

Not so long ago, about 50 years ago, that for a numismatic business is essentially a short period of time, coins of Russian princes made of silver and gold began to be discovered. They were not of the best quality, so they were taken for very similar Byzantine coins. 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

A set of jubilee coins dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
Nothing can so please the present coin collector, as a new coin in its collection,…

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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…

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Coin cleaning rules
No matter what metal coins are made of, there are a number of general rules…

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