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…

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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…

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Coins and coin type of ancient Greece
The stamp imprint on the coins is the seal of the country or city that…

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The most rare and expensive coins of the USSR
In this article we will consider the reasons for the emergence of expensive coins of…

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Byzantine emperors

Opening an antique shop

Acquisition of antiques – it was and remains one of the most reliable ways to invest money, which allows you to ensure a stable income in the amount of 20-50% per annum. That is why not only very wealthy people, as is commonly thought, are engaged in collecting antiquities, but also representatives of the middle class.
The global antiques market is divided into several segments. The largest and most promising of them is painting and sculpture (over 40%). Numismatics and used books are in second place in terms of sales (20%). Continue reading

Treasure Hunt in Ukraine

Findings of treasure hunters of Ukraine fascinate with their wealth and antiquity: here are Scythian gold, royal coins, church utensils, ancient icons, various artifacts and decorations. Perhaps you also want to personally touch the bygone era, to replenish the collection of the local history museum in your city or to realize a childhood dream and find treasures?
How to find hidden treasure
What do you say – treasures are only in fairy tales or fantasies? Or do they need to go to an abandoned island, using an ancient pirate map? Continue reading

How to search for coins with a metal detector

A pot of gold coins hiding not only leprechauns on the poppy field, such finds of Ukrainian treasure hunters happen in our not at all fairy-tale state. Of course, it is a great fortune to find a treasure of coins, but one cannot do without some preparation.
Where to look for coins in Ukraine, the main places
• Long-standing beaches on lakes and along rivers. In addition to antiquities: jewelry, coins, church utensils, seals, there you can find many modern values: chains, pendants, earrings, etc. Continue reading

Interesting facts from the history of collecting
The origins of collecting lead in antiquity. Notable people collected antiques and art objects and…

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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").…

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