European coins and medals (XVI-XXI century)
New time in numismatics begins in Europe around 1500 in the lands of the Habsburgs. In 1486, by order of the Archduke Sigismund (1439-1490), the Tyrolean guldengros was minted. It…

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What is the cost of silver coins of Tsarist Russia
We can safely say that silver coins of tsarist Russia of 1700 - 1917, will definitely be able to delight everyone, even the most fastidious and demanding coin collector, otherwise…

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Coin collecting as a hobby
Modern collectors collect various items. Some collect stamps, others - coins, and there are those that are particularly original. Collecting coins is very popular, because everyone who has found or…

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Сollecting coins

Now numismatics is not only collecting, but also a good investment of money.
Not for nothing is the most ancient hobby, namely collecting coins, at present, is one of the most interesting, capital-intensive hobby. Experienced collectors have all the necessary knowledge, and easily from a handful of coins will find a valuable, collectible copy, which an ordinary person would pay in the store. When selecting a coin for a collection, one must adhere to certain principles, such as era, year, country, preservation, material of manufacture and much more. In this case, the numismatist, for proper and careful storage of the collection, will need a pocket album for coins whose price depends on several factors.
The study of coinage and money circulation, develops into a science – numismatics.
Numismatists collect collections for different types:
Survey collections. Copies of different countries of the same era.
Copies (fake) coins. Copies are also souvenirs, in the form of a coin.
Thematic collection. Any, for example, coins of old Russia is possible.
Selection by nominal. When considering such a collection, it is clearly seen how coins changed at different times.
One of the most artistically attractive collections, coin collectors consider samples issued in limited quantities. Dedicated to a sporting event, or the country in which they were released.
The most expensive collection, of course, collects exclusive.
A collection of forms. Unusual forms of coins often attract coin collectors, and bring zest to their collection.
Here it is necessary to emphasize one thing that an experienced coin collector must be able to determine the value of a collectible coin. Of course, there are experts who easily determine the value of a coin, for example, for holding auctions. But without proper knowledge, the coin collector runs the risk of being deceived. The antique dealer understates the cost to buy, from an inexperienced seller of a precious coin. In addition, there are now specialized laboratories that will issue an official conclusion with a signature and stamp.
An important factor in determining the value of an instance is its rarity and preservation. The rarity of a coin, its location on the market, can be determined through the appropriate catalog. And the definition of preservation, in all countries, has different criteria. Numismatists, making the assessment of preservation, pay special attention to scratches, abrasions and holes in the product.
Thus, numismatics is not only collecting, but also a good investment of money. After all, the implementation of expensive coins (gold, silver, platinum) can bring a considerable amount to a collector.

On the fate of coin stamps of the St. Petersburg Mint
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Celtic Coins (III-I century BC)
The name "Celts" was first mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus (Greek "keltoi" means "brave"). At one time, the Celts were scattered throughout Northern Europe, although it was never a…

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