Table of contents:
- A bit of history
- How much do 10 ruble bimetallic coins cost? Prices and value
- Off-series ten rubles
- ChAP phenomenon or collectible rarity
- CNP cost
- Collector's interest
Bimetallic coins and commemorative medals are now issued by the mints of many states. In Western European countries, the USA, Canada, South Africa, coins of various denominations, in which two or three metals are combined, are issued today with enviable regularity. Some countries release them exclusively as collectibles, while others can easily find them in circulation.
A bit of history
In Russia, bimetallic coins of 10 rubles appeared relatively recently, but the use of two metals in coins is an ancient invention. The history of the appearance of such coins goes back centuries, and today we can say for sure that the first of them appeared in the days of the Roman Empire. The reason for this phenomenon was most likely purely practical - the presence of two different alloys greatly complicated the work of counterfeiters.
Then for many centuries this useful invention was forgotten and they returned to the use of two metals in coinagecoins only in the 17th century. In England, to combat counterfeiting in copper coins, a wedge-shaped brass insert was used; for cheaper ones, a combination of tin and copper was used. 18th century American cents also include bimetallic coins.
For the first time in the Russian Federation, coins of this type were minted 15 years ago. Today they are the subject of active gathering.
How much do 10 ruble bimetallic coins cost? Prices and value
Ten-ruble coins of this type are minted in two large cycles. "Russian Federation" - the most common and relatively cheap bimetallic coins of 10 rubles. The cost of "regions" today is from one and a half to five hundred. The second series "Ancient Cities" are rated in the same range. They are issued in an edition of five and ten million, respectively.
Dozens of the first series, often referred to simply as "cities", have been produced since 2002. Coins of this series do not differ significantly in price. Basically, their purchase and sale takes place in the range of 400-500 rubles. For 150 you can buy coins from 2009, 2010 and 2011, the cheapest of all.
The second of the serial cycles "Russian Federation", which is abbreviated as "regions", is estimated by numismatists cheaper than "cities". The cost of "regions" does not exceed two hundred rubles. The most highly rated by numismatists is the "Sverdlovsk Region", which was released at the mint in St. Petersburg in 2008.
Off-series ten rubles
2000was marked by the release of the first coins of this type. Bimetallic commemorative coins of 10 rubles "Fifty-fifth Anniversary of the Victory" are valued today at around six hundred.
Ten rubles for the fortieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight was minted a year later. A remarkable fact is connected with them: a dozen minted in St. Petersburg, according to experts, costs no more than 350 rubles, and a Moscow one is estimated at one and a half to two times more expensive.
2005 pleased collectors with the release of a new ten, timed to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the Victory, and five years later, bimetallic commemorative coins of 10 rubles came out, united by the theme of the All-Russian population census. They are generally rated highly, on a par with Gagarin and expensive cities.
Separately, 7 ten-ruble coins dedicated to the formation of ministries in Russia can be singled out. These bimetallic tens have a different metal composition. For the white inner part of the coin, an alloy of copper and nickel was used, replacing the classic cupronickel. However, the cost of "ministries" does not exceed 500 rubles.
ChAP phenomenon or collectible rarity
The list of bimetallic coins of 10 rubles is very extensive. Today it includes 108 units of different collection value. Collectors especially distinguish three "regions": "Chechen Republic", "Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug" and "Perm Territory". Among professionals, they are briefly abbreviated CHAP.
Despite the overall low costa series of “regions”, NNPs are rated 10–15 times higher. Today, these are the most expensive Russian bimetallic coins of 10 rubles.
The most expensive bimetallic coins of 10 rubles, due to their value, gave rise to many numismatic myths and legends. So, they are credited with both an ancient origin and the presence of alloys of rare metals in the disk and ring.
The real facts say that all three ten-rouble CNP coins were minted in 2010 at the mint in St. Petersburg. Like other bimetallic commemorative coins, they are made from a combination of cupronickel and brass. Their feature, which determined the high price, is that their circulation is estimated at several hundred thousand, while the rest came out in the millions.
The cheapest NNP - "Permsky Krai" - go for five thousand, the price for the "Chechen Republic" starts from ten thousand, and the "Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug" is fifteen - twenty thousand rubles. With such a price record, it can be considered the most expensive Russian base metal coin.
Today, 10 ruble bimetallic coins are popular as a subject of active purchase and resale among collectors. This fact partly explains the fluctuation in prices for coins of different series. In general, their value is growing, and in the future they will become a good investment.
Especially the excitement is growing around the CNP, which is due to their small number. Since the appearance of these coins, the price has increased by 10times, and the demand for them remains stable.
Experts rightly call this coin a domestic numismatic masterpiece. The demand for it among Russian collectors is high and significantly exceeds supply, far bypassing other bimetallic coins of 10 rubles. Prices for them before the advent of CNP did not rise above 500-600 rubles. In the case of CNP, we can safely talk about a real collection phenomenon.