Category - collecting


Rare coins of modern Russia: a list with photos, collecting - 2019

At the present time, coins of the times of modern Russia are valued much more expensively than gold gold coins, which were produced in the Russian Empire. Many are interested in the question: “Why does it happen that they cost much more?” So, it is necessary to understand what rare coins of modern Russia are. Th

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Coin 5 kopecks in 1935.  Description, features, cost, collecting - 1935

Coin 5 kopecks 1935 - this is a real find for the coin collector. In this year, when stamping monetary units, several stamps changed, which provided a variety of varieties of coins. The price for such money varies from one thousand to one hundred thousand rubles. But first things first. Description Production - Leningrad Mint

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Cossack saber: description and photo.  Antique edged weapons, collecting - 2019

Saber is a common weapon in Russia in the 16-19 centuries. Each species has its own characteristics. Cossack saber supplanted other types of similar weapons. In the 19th century, it was the most common option in Russia and the Caucasus. The saber of this type was also called the Cossack sword. With the development of firearms and the abolition of metal armor, practically all the soldiers of the imperial Russian army used a combat saber

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Mint Moscow, products, collecting - 2019

Many collectors want to buy in their collections rare items of commemorative coins, badges, medals, various signs, jewelry, issued by the famous mints. The Mint of Moscow produces a wide variety of unique products of this type. What is the Mint? An enterprise that produces and issues coins of various denominations ordered by the State Bank is called the Mint

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How much is 1 ruble in 1961?  Description and photo of paper banknotes, collecting - 1961

One thousand nine hundred and sixty-first year is notable for the release of a Soviet banknote of 1 ruble, which operated for more than a quarter of a century. Her circulation in the USSR ends in 1991. That's how she looked exactly this year from the reverse: For thirty years, the journey of the banknote there were different features of its manufacture, release

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Coins of Romania: modern and ancient.  The most interesting Romanian coins, collecting - 2019

Romania - a state in the south-eastern part of Europe, which arose around the middle of the XIX century. Until 1947, it was known as the Kingdom of Romania, and from 1947 to 1989 - the Socialist Republic of Romania. Interest for collectors are both post-war (socialist) and modern coins of Romania. Photos and descriptions of the most interesting specimens can be found in this article

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Coin "Victorious": description, value, photo, collecting - 2019

We can say that we all, without exception, love banknotes and try to treat them with respect. However, there are enthusiastic people who are not only well versed in coins and banknotes, but can also invest in them profitably. Such an interesting hobby, like numismatics, allows you to collect not only rare ancient coins, but also those that were released relatively recently, but have a small circulation and an attractive investment value

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Medals "For Valiant Labor": description and price, collecting - 2019

In the USSR, the awards given to people for their labor exploits were a kind of state gratitude. They were honored by both simple workers and collective farmers, as well as engineers, workers in science and art, and public, party and trade union leaders, who, as best they could, brought the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany as close as they could

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Coin 20 kopecks 1981.  Features, price, collecting - 1981

A coin of 20 kopecks in 1981 is considered one of the most variable. Collectors have about nine varieties of this currency. The cost of each species will, of course, depend on the safety of the coin, as well as on the frequency of occurrence. Today we will understand why some coins are more expensive, while others cannot be sold for a ruble

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Coin of 20 copecks of 1979.  Features, price, collecting - 1979

A coin with a nominal value of 20 kopecks in 1979 cannot be called a rarity of numismatics, but the price for it will vary depending on the type. There are three options for the nominal, which were produced in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The exact number of units produced remains unknown. We immediately say that the price for this coin is low

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1 kopek Peter 1 as a symbol of the era, collecting - 2019

Penny as the smallest monetary unit was in use long before the arrival of Peter the Great. Nevertheless, it has become a real symbol of the Peter I era. Silver Scale and Coins of Pre-Petrine Time 1 kopek of Peter 1 became firmly established as a bargaining chip only by the middle of the 18th century

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Railway modeling - what is it?, collecting - 2019

The era in railway modeling was not so much. The earliest modeled railways appeared in 1840 and were the so-called "carpet paths". Models of electric trains appeared around the beginning of the 20th century, but their similarity with the original prototypes left much to be desired. Model trains today are much more realistic

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Old Caucasian Daggers.  Caucasian Dagger, collecting - 2019

The Caucasian dagger is part of the national symbolism. This is a sign that a man is ready to defend his personal honor, family honor and the honor of his people. He never parted with him. For centuries, the dagger has been used as a means of attack, defense and cutlery. Blade history Traditionally, at the beginning of the last century, when a boy was born in a Caucasian family, he was presented with the first dagger

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What is phillumeny?  Definition, storage methods and photographs of collections, collecting - 2019

Filumenists appeared almost simultaneously with the first production runs, some albums contain labels from chemical matches, even special periodical literature was produced. After the Second World War, the number of fans of passion began to decline, but there are still communities of phillumenists. What is phillumenia: definition Filumenia is collecting boxes for matches and everything connected with them

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Russian coins of value: denominations and description, collecting - 2019

Every day dozens, sometimes hundreds of coins pass through our hands. We pay them in kiosks and shops, in public transport and cafeteria. Even without paying attention to their appearance, we throw the rest in the bank of a son or daughter for various children's expenses. Although some of them deserve to flaunt in a special album for coin collectors

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Medal anniversary in honor of the Victory, collecting - 2019

When Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was at the head of the USSR, Victory Day over Nazi Germany began to turn into the second most important public holiday after the day of the October Revolution. May 9 was officially the day off in 1965. The holiday in those years gained a large number of traditions of conduct, which are observed even now, for example, military parades on Red Square

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Sword of Knights.  Antique edged weapons, collecting - 2019

Antique edged weapons leaves no one indifferent. It always bears the imprint of remarkable beauty and even magic. It creates the feeling that you are in the legendary past, when these items were used very widely. Of course, such a weapon serves as an ideal accessory for interior decoration. A cabinet decorated with magnificent samples of antique weapons will look more impressive and manly

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Antiques is a privilege for the wealthy or a profitable investment for all?, collecting - 2019

The concept denoted by the word is quite broad. Antiques - is an old thing that has significant value and is the subject of collecting and trading. This word comes from the Latin antiquus - “old”, “ancient”. Under this concept almost any objects can be combined, but most often it is furniture, painting, books, household utensils and household items. The di

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Buttons-weights: fastener, decoration and charm.  Vintage buttons, collecting - 2019

It is hard to imagine, but in the history of our Fatherland there was a time when a button could cost more than the clothing itself, and was a highly artistic fine jewelry creation. The first clasps, resembling it, appeared in the third millennium BC. And the ancestors of the Russian buttons are known, according to archaeological finds, since the sixth century

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Modern valuable coins of Russia, or How much is a pile of small things, collecting - 2019

How often did you have to dig in the little things, look for a coin of a suitable denomination, which the cashier asked in the store? How often did you get angry that because of this "pile of scrap metal" your pockets are torn and your wallet does not fasten? Have you ever thought that this very “scrap metal pile” can give you the opportunity to become richer by a couple of thousand rubles? An

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