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Coin of 20 kopecks 1989. Features, exact description, price
Coin of 20 kopecks 1989. Features, exact description, price

The coin of 20 kopecks of 1989 is one of the last monetary units that were minted on the territory of the Soviet Union. However, its cost is not as high as the sellers of old money would like. Today we will understand the features, varieties and, of course, determine the approximate price for these coins.

20 kopeck coin 1989


20 kopecks 1989 refers to coins that are called "money of wide circulation". The coinage was produced by two mints (Leningrad and Moscow). The exact number of copies made is unknown. The material is nickel silver, which was popular at that time. It is an alloy containing nickel, copper and zinc. The coin weighs no more than 3, 3-3, 4 g (in different sources, different data and photos of scales).

The color of the coin 20 kopecks 1989 resembles "gray hair", it is a light gray color with a patina. Sometimes patina reflections give greenish, sometimes there are coins just "gray". Money does not have any magnetic characteristicspossess.


The upper part of the disk is given over to the numbers, showing the face value of the coin. Under "20" is the inscription "kopecks", even lower is the year of minting. To the right and left of the main images are beautiful thin wheat branches. They originate from two oak leaves. Several awns come out of each spikelet, they start at the top of the second oak leaf.


The central part of the composition of the 20 kopeck coin 1989 is, of course, the coat of arms of the Soviet Union. The main image is the planet Earth, against which the hammer and sickle flaunt. A little lower, warming the planet, is half the sun. Long and thin beams come out of it, which practically enter the image of the globe.

coin 20 kopecks 1989 photo

On both sides are bunches of ears of wheat, collected with a wide ribbon. A total of seven turns on each side. In the center of the composition, the ribbon is gathered into a small bow. In total, fifteen ribbon bandages are obtained, each of which symbolizes the Union Republic.

If you look at the left side of the coin 20 kopecks 1989 from the side of the obverse, you can see an additional awn that runs between the third and second spikelets. In the upper part of the coin disk, in the place where the ears of wheat converge, there is a five-pointed star. The rays have a sharp shape, the star itself is not cut.

The lower half of the disk is reserved for the abbreviation of the state. The letters "USSR" are printed practically from the left to the right edging.The letter "C" on some coins will be slightly lowered and closer to the edging on the left.


There are two types of 1989 20 kopeck coins in total. The first includes the so-called mix of three kopecks. In the manufacture of these coins, a stamp from a three-kopeck coin of 1981 was used. Such a currency is very rare. It was made exclusively for the sets of the State Bank of the Soviet Union.


  1. The spikelet, which is located on the left, has three awns.
  2. The small awn separating the third and second spikelets is missing.
  3. If you look closely at the image of the planet Earth, you can see the well-drawn Gulf of Guinea in Africa. In addition, the image of the union coat of arms is slightly lowered.

The second "crossover" (Fedorin 167) is even rarer. It was also minted for the annual set of the Mint. Made from an alloy of zinc and copper. The color is golden. Weighs 2.9 gr. Extreme rarity and great luck for numismatists.

20 kopecks 1989


At auctions and in catalogs, coins of 20 kopecks 1989 were often found with marriage. These were chips, bites, stamp splits, iris, mirror field and others.


Coins that belong to the minting standard are valued at amounts from one ruble to 75 rubles. If you come across a coin with an incursion marriage, then it can be sold for 900 rubles.

The most expensive will be the coins that belong to"crossroads". A standard alloy (option one) will cost from 955 rubles to 75,000 rubles. But for a non-standard golden-yellow coin, made according to the stamp of three kopecks in 1981, you can get from 6 thousand to 160 thousand rubles.

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