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COINS AND BANKNOTES

(During the Russian Empire and after the Revolution of 1917)


Nicholas II Tzar of Russia, 1894-1917 AD
Silver 50 Kopeks, 27 mm. - Dated 1899 A.D. - St. Petersburg mint

The 100 Ruble banknote of 1910
From the late 18th century until 1917 the Krim (Crimea) peninsula and the mainland portion of Taurida Oblast (province) was part of the Russian Empire, and used Russian currency. The Russian empress who conquered the territory -- Catherine II (known as Catherine "the Great") -- was memorialized on Russian currency, along with notable Tsars such as Peter I (also honored with "the Great").

Imperial Russian designs for paper money were generally of high quality. This classical design, with a portrait of Tsar Nicolas, is for a 50 Ruble banknote issued in 1899.
Most commerce in Imperial Russian Crimea/Tauridia was conducted with smaller denomination currency. In the period just before the Great War this included coins valued in Rubles, Kopecks and fractional values of Kopecks:copper: 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, and 5 Kopecks / Silver: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 50 Kopecks / Gold coins: 5, 10 Rubles. It also included paper money valued at 1, 3, 5, 10,25, 50, 100, and 500 Rubles.

The 5 Ruble banknote of 1909
Imperial Russian designs for paper money were generally of high quality, including this beautifully designed 5 Ruble banknote of 1909

The one Ruble banknote
Imperial Russian designs for paper money were generally of high quality. However, the one Ruble and Kopeck notes were issued with utilitarian designs of little artistic merit. On the one Ruble note the architectual motif is reduced to the facade of a nondescript generic structure.

                    1917 -1918                                                      1918                                                            1917

       915 - 1917 stamp currency                       1915 fractional notes                                        1905 - 1917

                   1898 - 1899                                              1892 - 1896                                               1887 - 1892

                    1843 - 1865                                            1840 - 1841                                                   1818 - 1840
 

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Russian Coins and Medals (15th-20th Centuries)


Russian coin history is still relatively young. The development of Russian coins cannot be traced back directly to ancient or medieval prototypes, but rather unfolded in an astoundingly short time in an abundance and splendor which, with its impressive coin- and medal images and its large-sized gold and silver mintings, can quickly put the collector under its fascinating spell.

Peter I., 1682-1725. Rubel 1705, Moskau.
Peter I., 1682-1725. Rubel 1705, Moskau. Zuschlag: 15.000 Euro.

While many world currencies -- such as the American dollar -- derived their names from the silver taler, which had been minted since the end of the 15th century, Russia took a different numismatic path with its currency: the rubel, introduced under Tsar Peter I “the Great” (1682-1725), took its name from the old Russian word for “to strike” (rubit). This old-fashioned term for Russian coins goes back to a time in which pieces were still cut from massive metal ingots in order to produce smaller means of payment. This quaint terminology for coins stands in stark contrast to the fact that the Russian coin system was the first decimally designed, modern currency system in the world (1 rubel = 100 kopeks) and that its structure still remains in effect after more than 300 years.

Nikolaus I., 1825-1855. Sog. Familienrubel, 1835.
Nikolaus I., 1825-1855. Sog. Familienrubel, 1835. Zuschlag: 650.000 Euro.

Although the fundamental structure of the denomination was quite simple, the necessity of supplying a gigantic empire with money led to the emergence of a great number of various types and coin images, which make the collecting of Russian coins a passion which is highly stimulating in its rich variety. In Russian coin and medal images the great rulers of Russia reappear before our eyes and bring Russian history, in the truest sense of the term, close enough to touch.

Aside from normal coins of currency, diverse renowned personalities and significant events in Russian history are preserved and recorded in medal images: from the Russian naval fleet expeditions of the 18th century, to the battles against Frederick II of Prussia and Napoleon, to the imposing and impressive structures of the Industrial Age.

Sowjetunion, 1917-1991. Rubel 1984. Mit fehlerhafter Jahresangabe!
Sowjetunion, 1917-1991. Rubel 1984. Mit fehlerhafter Jahresangabe! Zuschlag: 10.000 Euro.

Numerous new publications in a number of languages, with extensive pictorial material, make it simple even for beginners with no knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet to quickly immerse themselves in Russian coin and medal history, and to take home a piece of Russia “stamped out of history”.

Introductory literature:

  • Bitkin, V.: Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, 2 Bände, Kiew 2003.
  • Diakov, M. E.: Russian Coins 1686-1796, 6 Bände, Moskau 2000-2003.
  • Diakov, M. E.: Medals of the Russian Empire 1672-1917, 7 Bände, Moskau 2004-2007.
  • Severin, H. M.: The Silver Coinage of Imperial Russia 1682 to 1917, Basel / Amsterdam / London 1965.
  • Spasski, I. G.: Das russische Münzsystem. Ein historisch-numismatischer Abriss, Berlin 1983.
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Gold Coins From Russia

The Russian Ruble Gold Coins

Russian Ruble Gold Coins were minted during 1898 and 1911 and the most popular two denominations of them are the 5 and 10 Rubles. These Russian Gold coins were the official currency of the Empire for nearly 500 years until the new brass plated steel ruble was introduced. Moreover, these coins have been used for 25 years as a means of currency in the Soviet Union. Each Gold Ruble Coin features the Imperial Coat of Arms on its reverse, as well as the seal of His Tsarist Majesty - a shielded double eagle with the crowns representing Russia, Astrakhan and Kazan. On the reverse side of the coin is also engraved the coin’s denomination and the year of mintage. On the obverse side of the coin is the profile portrait of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II from the dynastic House of Romanov, along with the coin’s legend in Russian. Imperial Russian Roubles Coins were minted at the Imperial Russian Mint in St. Petersburg.

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Rare Russian Coins

Rare old Russian coins are associated with a rich and lengthy history, compared to other world coins. Read our guide for more facts and information about rare antique coins from Russia…

Russian Numismatics comprises a wide spectrum of coin series, with informational facts offered by the type, date and mintmark, inscribed on most of the old Russian coins. Based on the coin systems in Russia, it can be divided into Pre-Imperial Russia from 862 to 1700 and Imperial Russia or Czarist Russia from 1700 to 1917. The next era belonged to Soviet Russia till 1991 and currently it comprises the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Coinage system in Russia

Coinage system started in Russia during the late 900s, and after a period, the country used ingots, entering a coinless period. For hundreds of years, much of the commerce in Russia made use of tiny silver coins. They were formed by smashing a proper weight of silver wire between two dies. These crude coins pictured legends on one side, a horseman on the other.

In 1547, Ivan IV, popularly called Ivan the Terrible, indulged in a reign of terror, declaring himself the Czar of Russia. Coins minted during his reign feature Ivan on horseback with a lance. Kopeck silver wire was used from 1560-84. Silver wire coins are crude and irregular, forming a rare collection.

Rare Czarist Russian coins

During the early 1700s, the imperial coinage system led to the formation of Czarist Russian coins. In this broad coinage period, a number of coin types were minted with dates and mintmarks offering a range for collectors. Imperial Russian coins show intricate and creative designs and are associated with a history of discoveries, relating to politics, trade, social relations, mintage and culture.

In the early Czarist period, copper coins were minted with denominations from quarter Kopek to ten Kopeks. Silver coins had denominations from five Kopeks to a Rouble. Gold and platinum were used for higher denominations. Silver coins of this period are well-minted, retaining a good condition over the centuries.

Russian Soviet coins

For collectors of rare Russian coins, the communist period seems undiscovered, as the monarchy had been revolutionized to form the Soviet system. However, the silver, gold, platinum and copper coins were maintained and Soviet coins show attractive designs, offering much for coin collectors. During the early 1940s, in the midst of the Second World War, many Soviet Russian coins contained rare and scarce dates, when minting was tough in Russia.

Kopeks, Poltinas, Ducats and Novodels are early gold coins of Russia, while Chervonetz was a gold coin minted after the Revolution in the socialist state. Rare and old coins of Russia were produced in small numbers as commemorative coins and are reproduced to fulfill the desires of collectors.

The original and rare Russian coinage has been placed in museum vaults or in private collections, never to reach average collectors. A novodel, an approximation of the original coin, is offered at a reasonable price for collectors, who can have a copy of the actual issue. They are sanctioned remakes, and not re-strikes or counterfeits.

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Catalog of Russian coins 1700-1917

Russian coins catalog is a multipurpose tool that would be useful for collectors, treasure hunters and traders engaged in russian numismatics. With the help of our portal users will are able to define approximate value of the coin they’re interested in. The prices of the Russian coins as well as the coins of other countries are formed at the auctions. The official dates of the public and internet auctions are registered in the catalog. All the coins are separated according to the Governors, dates, types and varieties. The purpose of the catalog is accumulation and presentation of the information on the coin sales. The catalog data and pictures come from the official sources. If you can not define the price yourself, our experts will be able to perform evaluation using the picture or in the office. We hope that our portal will become a useful tool to orientate on the Imperial Russian coins market. The links to upcoming and completed numismatic auctions where the Russian coins are being sold are published at the main page of our portal.

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