Table of contents:
- British coinage
- Improved standard
- Changed edge
- Technological defects
- Special coinage
The one fifty kopeck coin of 1925 can be called a true gem of minted monetary art. The coin is made of solid silver. Printed at the Leningrad Mint in accordance with all requirements, weight standards and geometrical norms.
On a coin of one fifty kopecks of 1925, the main symbol of the USSR is depicted - a hammer. Among the copies there are quite unique and rare monetary units. Their value is influenced by the inscriptions on the edge, various types of stamps used for minting, and so on. The coin is made of pure silver, which is confirmed by the inscription on the edge. It reads: "Pure silver 9 grams of PL." The initials show the name and surname of the person who was in charge of the Leningrad Mint. His name was Peter Latyshev. He held his post for quite a long time, since he worked during the time of Nicholas II.
Coin one fifty dollars (silver) 1925 was produced in the amount of more than 43 million copies. The mass of one coin was 10 g, 9 of which were silver. For nowmoment there are more than 18 types of fifty dollars this year. Their cost varies from 100 rubles to 40,000 dollars.
Almost the entire front side of the coin is occupied by the image of a blacksmith. In his hands is a hammer raised to strike. Apparently, the hammerer has already de alt several blows to the anvil, as a column of sparks emanates from it. The image of the man's left leg is practically hidden behind the anvil. The right leg is pushed forward. Gears and cogwheels are scattered under the blacksmith's feet. Behind the figure is a plow with a sickle hanging from it. The man can be seen wearing wide trousers and a leather apron.
There is a wide line under the blacksmith's feet. Below it, on a fifty-kopeck coin 1925, the date of production of the coin is engraved. A little to the right you can see a small letter "G". The letter is close to the decorative border that encircles the entire coin and consists of convex dots.
If on later coins almost the entire reverse is the image of the coat of arms of the USSR, then on the fifty dollars of 1925 the coat of arms occupies only half of the coin disc. In the center is a globe with a sickle and a hammer minted on top. Just below the Earth is the upper half of the sun, which heats the planet with its long rays. Some beams are half hidden under the globe.
Around the Earth and the Sun are ears of wheat on both sides. They are collected in sheaves with the help of wide ribbons. Only three turns on each side. In the center of the tape, they are connected into a knot. Seven ribbons symbolize the number of alliedrepublics. In the upper part, the sheaves are practically in contact with each other. In the small remnant of space is a five-pointed star. As on the obverse, there is an underlining stripe. It shares the image of the coat of arms of the USSR and other inscriptions. On the left and right sides of the coat of arms are the letters of the abbreviation of the state. "SS" - on the left, "SR" - on the right. They are printed in beautiful capital letters. The letters "SR" are somewhat reminiscent of the image of a hammer and sickle.
Under the wide separating strip is the inscription "One fifty kopecks". A little lower are decorative stripes and a dot in the middle. All of the above details are closed in a ring. There are decorative dots along the edge of the coin disc. Between the two circles is the slogan "Proletarians of all countries, unite!".
Now let's move on to talking about the varieties of coins one fifty dollars in 1925. The price for each species will be indicated a little lower.
There are several types of coins that are of particular value. Some of them are those that were minted at the British mint. On the obverse of such a monetary unit, if you look closely, the globe will be flatter. The stripe that snaps off the coat of arms is flat and thickened. If on ordinary coins the comma in the slogan slightly goes to the inner semicircle, then on the British minted coin, on the contrary, it is farther from it.
Reverse also has some differences. First, the figure of a blacksmith is smaller.The handle of the hammer is slightly expanded. The initials of the British minzmeister are minted on the edge. Thomas Ross was in charge of the Birmingham Mint at the time.
There is another version of coins: one fifty dollars 1925, the price of which will differ significantly from the cost of standard minting. The land, which is depicted on the obverse of the coin, is more voluminous. On these monetary units, the meridians and parallels on the globe are more clearly drawn. On the other side, as in the case of British minted coins, there is a reduced image of a blacksmith, a thickened hammer handle, as well as a finer dotted outline.
Among the coins with a denomination of one fifty dollars of 1925, there are varieties that do not have an inscription on the edge. There are options where the pattern of letters has been changed. There are monetary units where dots in the initials are missing.
There is another type of coin that will cost a little more than the standard one. It can be distinguished by a thinner stripe that emphasizes the coat of arms. The comma in the slogan will practically touch the stroke. If you look closely at the number 5, which is located on the reverse side of the coin, you will notice that it does not go beyond the anvil. On other varieties, it will be located under the anvil. In addition, there are no carvings and inscriptions on the edge of coins with technological defects.
These coins are considered very rare. Made from 18 gramssilver. They were produced for the Soviet Philatelic Association. They never "lay" in the wallets of ordinary citizens, as they settled in the collections of famous numismatists.
Fifty kopecks of standard coinage can be sold for 150-230 rubles. Coins that have changes on the edge, as well as technological marriages, cost from 8 thousand rubles to 190 thousand rubles. One of the most expensive are monetary units, which belong to a special trial coinage. Their price can reach 800 thousand rubles. Coins of special minting do not have an exact value. Here, as they say, the price is negotiable.