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…

Continue reading →

Byzantine coins (ca. 500-1453)
The fall of the Roman Empire was in the late Middle Ages, at least in the east of Europe. After the death of Emperor Theodosius I in 395, the Roman…

Continue reading →

Byzantine coins (ca. 500-1453)
The fall of the Roman Empire was in the late Middle Ages, at least in the east of Europe. After the death of Emperor Theodosius I in 395, the Roman…

Continue reading →

several coins made

FALSIFICATION AND COINS

The whole history of numismatics is a kind of struggle with various fakes and other types of falsification. Even novelists, going from hands to hands of collectors, out of ignorance or for other reasons, begin to be called originals. Counterfeiters resort to all sorts of tricks to make the coin look like a script.
Counterfeiting is not to be confused with the falsification of collection coins. If in the first case the falsifier forges a collectible, in the other case the object of falsification is the means of payment. There are a lot of very experienced coin collectors, who chose the fake coins of different countries and peoples as the theme of their collecting. 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

The most rare and expensive coins of the USSR

In this article we will consider the reasons for the emergence of expensive coins of the USSR. Surprisingly, the list of the most expensive Soviet rubles and kopecks includes not only gold and silver bank notes. In some cases, the cost of copper money is much higher than copies of precious metals.
Let’s find out why some coins are much more expensive than others, and which ones are the most valuable?
List of the most expensive coins of the USSR
1 Chervonets, 1923 – 170,000 rubles. 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…

...

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,…

...

German coins since 1871 - from Reichsmark to Euro
With the adoption of the constitution of the German Empire on April 16, 1871, responsibility for the currency of the empire passed from individual federal states to the government of…

...