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In numismatic catalogs there are two variants of coins of 10 kopecks of 1982. The first sample, which belongs to the majority of the circulation, was minted using a stamp without a ledge on the right spine. Such a sample will cost only 5-7 rubles. But the second option is already more interesting, the one that has a ledge on the right comb. There were very few such coins, so their current price varies from a thousand to one and a half thousand rubles. Let's try to understand the characteristics, varieties and features of these coins.
In 1982, the production of coins with a face value of 10 kopecks was carried out using two stamps. In 1980, the old model was replaced by a new, improved stamp. He also minted most of the coins of 10 kopecks in 1982. "Thanks" to a large number of copies at the moment, such money has practically no value. Of course, the option can attract the attention of a numismatist, but only if it is in perfect condition.
The collector will be more interested in the 10 kopeck coin, produced in 1982 using an old stamp.It is also called "three-kopeck". Unfortunately, even in the specialized literature today it is impossible to find an accurate description of the pattern, its subtleties. It is only known that the difference between the coins is in the presence (absence) of a characteristic ledge on the right side of the five-pointed star.
The 10 kopeck coin of 1982 was produced at the Leningrad Mint. The courtyard sign is missing. The color of the product is gray with a slight patina. Weight just over 1.5 g. Manufactured from an alloy of zinc, copper and nickel.
At the bottom of the coin, the year of production is indicated in large print. A little higher is the inscription "kopecks". The entire top of the coin is occupied by the number ten. To the left and to the right of the year of minting are oak leaves. Wheat ears come out of them.
As on other coins produced in the USSR, on the money of 10 kopecks in 1982, almost the entire central part is occupied by the coat of arms. Below is the inscription of the USSR. In the center of the main image is the planet Earth. From below it is heated by the rays of the sun. The coin depicts only the upper part of the sun with long rays touching the Earth. A sickle and a hammer are minted on top of the planet.
There is a star in the upper central part. Wheat stalks entwined with ribbons serve as a frame. One large tape goes down and is a binder. The number of ribbon ties indicates the number of republics.
If you look closely at the image of the coin 10 kopecks 1982, thenon the reverse side in the upper part, the ledge on the right will be perfectly visible. On more expensive coins, it is clearly seen that the awn number five and four are shortened. As a result, a small ledge is formed. This is what distinguishes the coins that were produced using different stamps.
As you know, even the most inexpensive coins will be valued by numismatists if they are married or split. Marriage can be attributed to: a smoothed edge, various types of mechanical traces and bites. There may also be other options.
A special niche among defective coins is occupied by 10 kopecks 1982, which have a split stamp. This can happen during the minting of a coin due to insufficient hardening. In this case, a convex line will be clearly visible. As a rule, it starts from the edge and runs over almost the entire area of the coin. The split can be complete or partial. With a full split, the line goes from one edge to the other. If the split is partial, then the line starts from the edge of the edge and is lost in the center of the field. The thickness and depth of the split line may vary.
The cost of coins with a split varies from 100 rubles to several thousand. Numismatists also have coins in the price that have a 150-degree rotation or a very strong shift in the image.
The most inexpensive are coins that have an even comb awn. the cost will vary from 1-200 rubles. If there is a ledge on the money, then the price rises to 250 rubles. Next come coins with marriage or improved coinage options.The latter will cost from 100 to 500 rubles. If there are traces of mechanical damage or bites on the coin, then the cost will vary from 300-365 rubles. The most expensive will be coins that have a split and a smooth edge. The price is about 550-1200 rubles.