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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About buying coins
Until recently, buying up coins and their further resale could be quite a successful small business. This is especially true of the 90s, when people, without getting paid for years,…

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COIN NOT ON POCKET
This coin really can not afford neither in size nor in weight. She appeared in the reign of Catherine I. True, her institution was not original. In the first half…

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numismatic market

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 it can not be. Thus, if you once see such a collection, you can personally see that there is something to see, and this is true.
Silver coins of tsarist Russia 1700-1917.
If you delve into the historical past, then, first of all, I would like to remind you that since 1721, as you know, tsarist Russia has become imperial at all. Continue reading

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

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, this is a very interesting hobby and profitable business.
Coin collecting is one of the oldest and most popular today. It is not only about old coins, but also about those that were relatively recently in the “go.” There is a whole science that studies many aspects related to coins: coinage, monetary circulation. This is numismatics. At the heart of the name are the Greek words “nomos” – the law and “nomizma” – a coin. The study of this science involves a number of other disciplines: geography, history, archeology, economics, law, political science, art. Continue reading

Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)
Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)The Middle Ages spanned 1,000 years of European history, starting with the earliest chased coins of the German successor states of the Roman Empire during the Great…

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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…

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Cleaning of old coins
The purpose of this message is to acquaint interested readers with the most simple and safe methods of cleaning coins, which the author can recommend based on his many years…

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