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Coins of the Tsar Boris Fedorovich Godunov
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Coins of the Tsar Boris Fedorovich Godunov. The first stage of the coinage of Boris Godunov began after death of the Tsar Fedor Ivanovich at the 7 January of 1598 AD and was ended with the coronation of Boris Godunov at the 1 September 1599 AD (we remind the readers, that new year began at… Читать далее »

The Sestroretsk ruble. Part 2.
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The Sestroretsk ruble. Part 2. С. С. Giel, who wrote works on Russian numismatics in 1883 and 1898, proposed the theory that edge 1 was much older than edge 2, which, according to him, was struck in 1836. But later research has proved that this is not the case although even the Grand Duke tried… Читать далее »

The Sestroretsk ruble. Part 1.
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The Sestroretsk ruble. Part 1. The Sestroretsk copper ruble is the largest round copper coin in the world, with a diameter of about 76 mm., being 26 mm. thick and weighing about 1,000 grams. The only known dates are 1770 and 1771, the minting initiated under Catherine II. A small number of novodels were struck… Читать далее »

The Swedish 5 Kopek Pieces 1787
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The Swedish 5 Kopek Pieces. In 1788 when Gustaf III of Sweden went to war against Russia, he ordered Russian 5 kopek pieces to be made for use by his troops in Russia proper and the frontier regions. These rare pieces have been found in a number of Swedish and a few Russian coin collections,… Читать далее »

The Recoinage of 1796: The “Cipher Series”
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   The Recoinage of 1796: The “Cipher Series” Catherine II’s lightweight coinage of 1796, the “cipher series,” has always interested numismatists, and continuous research since its inception has gradually revealed the extent of the series and the reason it was undertaken. There are still some uncertainties, but recent Soviet findings by L’vov, Koretzki, and Gornung… Читать далее »

The Siberian Coinage 1763 -1781
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The Siberian Coinage, 1763 -1781 To alleviate the shortage of coins in Siberia during the reign of Catherine II a new mint was erected to supply the province with currency in the form of copper coins. In the Altai mountains mines and factories already existed at Kolyvan—Voskres-sensk, property of the Czar. Here silver was mined,… Читать далее »

Prereform coins «Tzar and Grand Prince Ivan»
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Prereform coins «Tzar and Grand Prince Ivan» The next stages of the reform is characterized bу coins with the tzar’s title in the legendes of the kopeks and dengas:  «Tzar and Grand Prince Ivan» . In the second half of the XVI century the leaving role in the pecuniary circulation have the kopek as the… Читать далее »

Coins of the Tzar Ivan IV Terrible
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Coins of the Tzar Ivan IV Terrible The history of the coinage of the centralized russian state of XVI – XVIII centuries starts bу the monetary reform of the governement of the mother of Ivan Terrible – Elena Glinskaja. This reform pat an end to the coinage of the period of the feudal disintegration of… Читать далее »