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Despite the fact that this coin was issued as a jubilee coin and was dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of the Great Victory, its circulation was huge. That is why 10 kopecks in 1985 is of little value to numismatists. However, this coin also has its own characteristics and nuances that can increase its small value to the maximum. Let's try to understand these points.
This currency was minted by the Leningrad Mint. The exact circulation is not known. The only reliable information is that 10 kopecks 1985 were made with a standard set of printing stamps. There are no magnetic characteristics. The coin weighs 1.8 grams. It was made from a standard alloy for that time (nickel, zinc, copper).
Most half of the coin disk is occupied by the number "10", showing the face value of the coin. The numbers are quite smooth, rounded, do not have sharp edges, as is found in earlier versions of coins. At the bottom is the inscription "kopecks", and below it is the yearcoinage. The beauty of the 10 kopeck coin of 1985 is added by wheat stalks, which encircle numbers and letters on both sides. The top does not fit. They start from a pair of oak leaves.
For stamping the obverse of the 10 kopeck coin of 1985, a stamp 2, 3 was used. The basis is the image of the Union coat of arms. Hammer and sickle intersecting on top of the planet Earth. A little lower is the image of the upper half of the sun. The rays reach the planet, touching it at the bottom in several places.
Framing the picture are two bunches of wheat ears. Each bundle is assembled with a ribbon. There are fifteen dressings in total, which show the number of republics of the Soviet Union. The second row of spikelets has pronounced awns. Each sheaf of wheat is tied on one side seven times, at the bottom the ribbon is gathered into a bundle (bow).
In the upper part of the image of the coat of arms, the ears are practically connected to each other. In the resulting gap is a five-pointed star. If you look closely at the right side of the 10 kopeck coin of 1985, then in the lower corner there is no ledge under the comb. Even lower, under the coat of arms, are the letters "USSR".
You can select coins that were made using stamp 2, 1. They belong to the category of "improved coinage", despite the fact that an "old" stamp was used for production. This is the one that was used to make coins of past years. The feature is a ledge near the star's right edge.
As you know, monetary units that have features (flaws) of production are always valued in numismatic circles. The 10 kopeck coin of 1985 is no exception. At auctions, there were many varieties of marriages in such money. Here are some specific examples:
- color change (rainbow coin);
- clogged stamp (dots and dents visible to the naked eye);
- turn the workpiece;
- married band;
- workpiece defect;
- stamp split;
- ears have no awns at all;
- double bite, etc.
There are two varieties of the 1985 10 kopeck coin. Such coins were not put into circulation, as they were only in mint sets. In the first case, on the right side, near the coat of arms, there is a short awn near the inner ear. In the second version, the awns are of the same size and the inner one is the same length as the rest. In addition, in the second variety, the last spike has a barely noticeable process at the awn.
As noted above, the monetary unit of 10 kopecks, issued in 1985, was produced in large quantities, and its cost varies from one to one hundred and thirty-eight rubles. Coins that belong to "improved minting" will cost more. Such money is valued much more expensive. The cost varies from 250 rubles to three thousand. As for coins with obvious marriages and defects, you can get a couple of hundred rubles (no more) for them.