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400 YEARS OF RUSSIAN COINS AND CURRENCY

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MICHAEL ESTABLISHES THE ROMANOV DYNASTY Wholesale prices available to dealers

Silver kopeck coin of Michael Romanov For hundreds of years much of Russian commerce was based on these tiny silver coins called wire money.  The coins were struck by taking a piece of silver wire, cutting it to the proper weight, then smashing it between a pair of dies by a strong-armed Russian.  As might be expected, the coins are quite crude, small and are usually struck partly off-center.  The coin shows a horseman on one side and legends on the other.
Following the death of Ivan the Terrible, Russia fell into a period of almost 20 years chaos and civil war. In an effort to bring an end to the fighting, in 1613 The Council of All Russia elected the 16 year old Michael Fydorovich Romanov as Czar. Though many expected him to fail, the young Michael slowly established his control over Russia and wisely avoided involvement in the wars of Europe. By the time of his death in 1645 he had established the powerful Romanov dynasty, which was to last over 300 years, until the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Item RU-ROMN MICHAEL FYDOROVICH ROMANOV SILVER WIRE KOPECK 1613-1645 VG-crude $5.00


ALEXIS FACES REBELLIONS

Russian silver kopeck coin of Alexis Like his father Michael, Alexis became Czar when he was only 16 years old. Though he was later considered to be a benevolent and gentle Czar, his reign included a seemingly endless series of revolts and crises, To cover the increasing government debts a high tax was placed on salt and a government monopoly on tobacco was implemented. This caused widespread riots so the salt tax was soon repealed. Next the government tried to debase the coinage. This caused another rebellion. Attempts at ceremonial reforms in the Russian Church caused further rebellions. The issues in dispute included how many fingers should be used when making the sign of the cross, how to spell the name of Jesus, and the proper direction for religious processions. Thousands of Old Believers, burned themselves to death in their churches rather than accept the reforms.
The silver wire kopeck of Alexis was created by taking a piece of silver wire, cutting it to the proper weight, then smashing it between a pair of dies by a strong-armed Russian. As might be expected, the coins are quite crude, small and are usually struck partly off-center. The coin shows a horseman on one side and legends on the other.
Item RU-ALEXIS ALEXIS SILVER WIRE KOPECK 1645-1676 VG-crude $7.50


SCARCE UNCIRCULATED ODD DENOMINATION 1957 U.S.S.R. COINSWholesale prices available to dealers

Soviet Union 1957 2, 3 and 15 Kopecks
This set features 3 odd denomination coins from the Soviet Union: the 2, 3 and 15 Kopeck dated 1957 in Uncirculated condition. In 1957 the Soviet Union changed their coat-of-arms, removing one ribbon from the Soviet coat-of-arms reflecting the incorporation of the Karlo-Finnish Republic into the Russian Republic. The revised arms were incorporated into the 1957 coins. These coins bearing the new arms were struck only that one year and in 1961 they were withdrawn from circulation. The three coins together catalog for $37.00; however we can offer them at a much better price.
Item USSR-SET57 SOVIET UNION 2, 3 & 15 KOPECKS, 1957 UNC. $17.00



BI-METALLIC RUSSIAN COINS HONOR HISTORICAL TOWNS

Russia bi-metallic 10 Rubles 2002 Hisotric towns.Russia set of 4 bi-metallic 10 Rubles 2003 TownsRUSSIA 2004 Historic Cities bi-metal 10 Ruble coinsRussia 2005 set of 4 Historic towns bimetallic 10 RublesRUSSIA 2006 Historic towns bi-metal 10 Ruble coinsRussia 10 Rubles, 2008 set of 3 historic townsRussia 2008 Historic Cities coin setSet of 4 Russian 10 Rubles 2009 Historical TownsRussia 2010 Historic Towns coin setSet of 2011 Russian historic towns 10 Ruble coins

In 2002 Russia began an annual program that each year commemorates some of their historical towns on bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins. The coins picture the city and its arms on one side and has the standard Russian 10 Ruble obverse on the other. The 2002 series was the first in the series. It honored the towns Kostroma, Starya Russa and Derbent. The 2003 series consists of 4 coins, commemorating the historic cities of Kasimov, Dorogobuzh, Murmom and Pskov. The 2004 series consists of 3 coins and honored the towns of Dmitgrov, Kemy and Riyazhsk. The 2005 series honors the towns of Mcensk, Kazan, Borovsk and Kaliningrad. The 2006 Series honored the towns of Torzhok, Kargopol and Belograd. The 2007 series pictured the towns of Gdov, Veliky Ustyug and Vologada. The 2008 Historic towns are Azov, Prioziorsk, Smolensk and Vladimir. The 2009 series includes the towns of Galich, Kaluga, Veliky Novogorod and Vyborg. The 2010 series includes two coins, depicting the historic towns of of Bryansk and Yuryevets. The 2011 set includes only two coins, featuring the towns of Yelets and Solikamsk .
Item RU-TOWN02 2002 SET OF 3 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $28.00
Item RU-TOWN03 2003 SET OF 4 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $16.00
Item RU-TOWN04 2004 SET OF 3 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $16.00
Item RU-TOWN05 2005 SET OF 4 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-TOWN06 2006 SET OF 3 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC.$9.00
Item RU-TOWN07 2007 SET OF 3 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-TOWN08 2008 SET OF 4 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $18.00
Item RU-TOWN09 2009 SET OF 4 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-TOWN10 2010 SET OF 2 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $8.00
Item RU-TOWN11 2011 SET OF 2 RUSSIAN HISTORIC TOWNS 10 RUBLES, UNC. $8.00

BI-METALLIC RUSSIAN COINS CELEBRATE REGIONS

Russia 10 Ruble Regions coins - 2005
Russia 10 Rubles Regions coins - 2006
Russia 2008 set of 4 Regional 10 Rubles
Set of 5 2009 Russian Regions 10 Ruble commemorative bi-metallic coins Russian Regions 10 Rubles, 2011
In 2005 Russia recently started a new series of bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins honoring the regions of Russia. In many ways it is similar to the very successful State Quarters program of the United States. Each year various regions will be honored. The coins feature the regions arms on one side and the denomination on the other. The first six coins, dated 2005, include Leningrad, Tver, Oryol, Krasnodar, Republic of Tartarstan and Moscow. In 2006 coins were issued for the Regions of Chita, Sakhalin, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Republic of Altari and the Maritime Region. The 2007 series feature Arkhangelsk Region. Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Khakasia, Lipetsk Region, Novosibirsk Region and Rostov region. The 2008 regions coins honors Astrakhan Region, Kabaradan-Balkar Republic, Svedolovsk Region and Udmurt Region. The 2009 regions coins features The Republic of Adygeya, The Jewish Autonomous Region, the Republic of Kalmykiya, the Kirovsk Region and the Republic of Komi.
Item RU-REG05 RUSSIA, 2005 SET OF 6 REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-REG06 RUSSIA, 2006 SET OF 5 REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-REG07 RUSSIA, 2007 SET OF 6 REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. $24.00
Item RU-REG08 RUSSIA, 2008 SET OF 4 REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-REG09 RUSSIA, 2009 SET OF 5 REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. out
Item RU-REG11 2011 SET OF 2 RUSSIAN REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. $8.00


RUSSIA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT 

Russia 10 Rubles 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin Space FlightRussia released this circulating 10 Ruble coin in 2011 commemorating the 50th anniversary of  the first manned space flight.  Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space when he completed an orbit of the earth on April 12, 1961.  The 22mm brass plated steel coin features the Vostok rocket used for the launch, stars and the earth on one side.  The other side features the standard 10 Ruble obverse, which includes the date and denomination,and a changing image within the "0" of the large numeral "10". Tilted one way the numeral "10" appears within the  "0" , tilted another way of the inscription "РУБ" (Ruble) appears.   The coin is Uncirculated.
RU-SPACE RUSSIA 10 RUBLES, 2011 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT UNC. $3.00

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SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE 25 RUBLES 

Russia 25 Rubles 2011 Sochi Winter OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2012 Sochi OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2013 Sochi OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2014 Sochi Olympics
Russia issued four annual copper-nickel commem-orative 25 Rubles coins to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.   Each 27mm copper-nickel coin comes sealed in a plastic holder.  The obverse of the coins all feature the triple-crowned imperial Russian Eagle with Saint George and the dragon on its breast, a design that originated in Czarist times.  Different reverses were used for each annual issue.  The 2011 features a modernistic design that depicts the mountains reflected upon the Black Sea.   The 2012 issue depicts the three Sochi Olympic mascots: a leopard, a hare and a polar bear.  The 2013 issue features the mascots of the Sochi Paralympics mascots: Fire Boy and Snow Girl.  The mascots were selected by a live national television broadcast with text message voting.  The 2014 coin features an Olympic Torch and a map of Russia showing the Sochi Torch relay that went through some 2,900 towns and villages across Russia.  All four coins feature the official web address for the games: sochi.ru as part of the design.  
Item RU-SOCHI11 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2011 SOCHI OLYMPICS, MOUNTAINS & SEA Y1298 BU $4.00
Item RU-SOCHI12 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2012 SOCHI OLYMPIC MASCOTS BU $4.50
Item RU-SOCHI13 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2013 SOCHI PARALYMPICS MASCOTS BU  $5.50
Item RU-SOCHI14 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2014 SOCHI OLYMPIC TORCH & MAP BU $5.50
Item RU-SOCHI-ALL ALL 4 OF THE ABOVE SOCHI OLYMPIC 25 RUBLE COINS, BU $18.00


RUSSIA WWII CITIES OF MILITARY GLORY COINS

Russia 2011 set of 10 Rubles Cities of Military Glory coins, 2011Russia 2012 Millitary Glory Cities coinsRussia 2013 Millitary Glory Cities coins
In 2011 Russia began a new annual series of commemorative 10 Ruble coins honoring "Cities of Military Glory". The title of “City of Military Glory” has thus far been bestowed upon some 35 cities where soldiers and citizens displayed exceptional heroism in World War II. The 22mm brass plated steel coins feature the coat-of-arms of the city on one side and the standard 10 Ruble obverse. The first eight cities to be honored were Belgorod, Kursk, Oryol, Vladikavkaz, Malgobek, Rzhev, Yelets, and Yelnya in 2011.  In 2012 Dmitrov, Luga, Polyarny, Rostov-on-Don, Tuaspe, Velikiye Luki, Velikiye Novgorod and Voronezh where honored.  In 2013 the cities of Vyzama, Kronstadt, Naro-Fominsk, Pskov, Kozelsk, Arkhangelsk, Volokolmask and Bryansk where honored. 
Item RU-MILIT11 RUSSIA SET OF 8 MILITARY GLORY CITY 10 RUBLES, 2011 UNC. out
Item RU-MILIT12 RUSSIA SET OF 8 MILITARY GLORY CITY 10 RUBLES, 2012 UNC. $22.50
Item RU-MILIT13 RUSSIA SET OF 8 MILITARY GLORY CITY 10 RUBLES, 2013 UNC. $18.00


RUSSIA CELEBRATES 1150th ANNIVERSARY OF STATEHOOD 

Russia 10 Rubles 2012 1150th Anniversary of StatehoodRussia released this 2012 dated 22mm brass plated steel 10 Ruble coin to celebrate the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood.  Few nations achieve such a long history of nationhood. One side of the coin depicts the Millennium of Russia monument built in 1862 in Novgorod.  The other side is the standard 10 Ruble obverse.  According to tradition, Russia was founded at Novgorod in 862AD by a Viking named Rurik who traveled down from Scandinavia through the Volga River system.
Item RU-ANNV RUSSIA 10 RUBLES 2012 1150th ANNIVERSARY UNC. $4.00



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