The largest mints of the USSR
With the emergence of the Soviet Union, or rather, with its unification of individual republics,…

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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…

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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…

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Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the…

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The history of coinage of antique coins

After the minting of the first coins was mastered, it is necessary to somehow simplify this rather complicated procedure. And the solution was soon found and put into practice. Approximately around the first century before the beginning of our era, the method of minting coins had the following form: a round billet, usually obtained by casting, was inserted between two sections of a stamp, with the lower part of the stamping device being stationary, and the upper part could be closed and opened. After the blank was nested, the upper part was closed, and it was hit with a hammer, as a result, the image from the stamp was transferred to the blank, and the coin acquired its true purpose, and from that time it was considered a real and valuable money sign. Continue reading

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Coins for millennia are not only a means of payment, but also the subject of…

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Coins of Queen Victoria and the dynasty of her court medalists
On January 2, 1901, at the turn of the two greatest in the history of…

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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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