What is numismatics and who such numismatists
Since ancient times, people to collect something. Books, statues, paintings, vases, wardrobe items, tableware items, various postcards, stickers - collecting items brought joy and pleasure. But, besides purely aesthetic pleasure,…

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Russian coins and medals (XV-XX century)
The history of Russian coins is still relatively short. In its development, the monetary business of Russia did not directly rely on ancient or medieval designs, and yet in an…

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Coin Albums
Many numismatists with a sense of satisfaction recall the old days, when doing coin collecting, they could buy coin albums in almost any store in the country, which over time…

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STARTING COLLECT …

We are looking at the coin. Do not take her fingers for the image. Even beyond the very edge. There is always fat on the fingers that remains on the coin. From this it rust, tarnish, covered with bloom. If you really need to take the coin with your hands, hold it with two fingers on the opposite sides of the herd. The herd is called the edge of the coin.
In the 18th century, signs on the edge, notches, and inscriptions appeared in Russia. Forging a coin has become much more difficult. There were more than 100 varieties of signs and inscriptions on the gurts of Russian coins. There are simple relief notches, and an indication that this is His Majesty’s ruble, that “a beard is an extra burden”. Continue reading

NUMISMATICS AND COLLECTION

It is difficult to convey what the collector of old coins is going through, having found the necessary coin after a long search. This is an incomparable joy of the discoverer of rarities. And if near you, when you are considering a copper coin turned green from time, it turns out to be a rather dry practical person, try to intelligibly explain your condition to it.
Will he understand that collecting coins is akin to his passion for painting and art, that collecting coins is another step in history, knowledge of social relations, ethnography. Continue reading

Interesting facts from the history of collecting

The origins of collecting lead in antiquity. Notable people collected antiques and art objects and decorated them at home. In the I-II century BC in ancient Rome, the market of ancient products was very developed, antique shops were popular in the cities and auctions were held regularly.
In Europe, the passion for collecting comes into vogue in the Renaissance. One of the famous coin collectors of the time – the famous poet Francesco Petrarch, who collected medals and gold coins. Continue reading

MONETA JOHN
The Russian Empress Elizabeth did not think that a number of her decrees, by which she had eradicated a relatively common coin, would make this coin a numismatic rarity. However,…

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Numismatics Museum in Nicosia
The ancient Greeks attributed the invention to heroes of myths, and the Romans to their gods Janus and Saturn (they believed that the oldest coins were made by Janus in…

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On the fate of coin stamps of the St. Petersburg Mint
Mikhail Ivanovich Smirnov, the archivist of the St. Petersburg Mint, published an interesting article in the 6th issue of the Old Coin: “The Mints Cabinet and the Museum of the…

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