What is numismatics and who such numismatists
Since ancient times, people to collect something. Books, statues, paintings, vases, wardrobe items, tableware items,…

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Сollecting coins
Now numismatics is not only collecting, but also a good investment of money. Not for…

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Numismatics is one of the most famous and ancient types of collectibles.
Numismatics (collecting coins and medals, including the study of money circulation and the history of…

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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…

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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 was the world’s first full-weighted silver coin, corresponding in value to the Rhine gold guilder. This coin became a model of European coins in the next 400 years.
The name of this successful coin comes from the name of the location of the silver mines of Joachimstal, which were owned by the von Schlick counts. Hence the name “thaler”. 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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German coins since 1871 - from Reichsmark to Euro
With the adoption of the constitution of the German Empire on April 16, 1871, responsibility…

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