Table of contents:
- Coin catalogs
- Collection rubles
- Collectible coins: value
- Hobby length (price) in life
Money in general and coins in particular are an important source of information about the historical, religious, political, ideological and economic development of society. They can be used to study how trends in art have changed in a particular state. Numismatists not only satisfy personal needs and aspirations, they make a great contribution to education in a particular country and the world as a whole.
People began to collect various items and keep them in the era of Cicero. It was he who first uttered the word "collection". Since then, many millions of people have worshiped the "religion" whose name is collecting. Large collections have turned into wonderful museums where people learn the history of different countries, states, peoples, see how science and art developed in a particular era.
You can collect not only rare, old, expensive things- an ordinary teapot will eventually become a rarity. And descendants in a hundred or two hundred years will find out exactly how we boiled water…
The Renaissance marked the beginning of numismatics. At its root, this term means a science that studies the history of money: minting, circulation. But now very often the collection of banknotes is called numismatics.
A collectible coin is not only a rare rare specimen. The world economy has long chosen and filled this niche - coins are made specifically for collectors. They can be dedicated to some event, memorable date, animal world or art.
Collection coins of Russia are divided into three groups:
- Tsarist Russia.
- Times of the USSR.
- Modern Russia.
In our country, the general system of production and exchange of money was established by the mother of Ivan the Terrible. Later, by decree of Peter I, fifty kopecks, half-fifty kopecks, hryvnias and piglets were issued.
Catherine I ordered to make a copper ruble, since then it has been the most popular collectible coin, because it never went out of circulation anymore - it changed, but remained in honor.
Elizaveta Petrovna issued ten rubles - the famous imperials - and five! The system of production and circulation of money did not change anymore until the end of the nineteenth century, when Russia, like many other countries, introduced gold money (conditionally).
Coins are usually considered by their release dates. Almost every year something happens.interesting in the world, and often this is reflected in the monetary unit of one denomination or another.
If you are interested in the value of a personal copy, just open the catalog of the same year of issue as your penny and find coins of identical denominations in it.
The catalog usually contains images (photos) of banknotes with a detailed description. Sometimes compilers indicate the value of the coin, but more often they are sold at real or virtual auctions.
After the appearance of paper money, which happened by decree of Catherine II and brought great confusion to the Russian economy, the ruble again took its firm position only in the USSR.
At that time, commemorative rubles were the most popular (the first was issued in 1965, in honor of the victory in the Great Patriotic War). This is the first collectible coin in the USSR.
Then there were a lot of anniversary rubles, the images on them were dedicated to a variety of events, people, dates. The denomination most often met in one ruble, but there were also coins in five and three commemorative rubles. Their cost is low, because they came out in large numbers and were in free circulation among citizens.
But the rubles dedicated to the Olympics 80 were created using precious metals, in limited quantities, and did not get to markets, shops and buffets.
Now the Central Bank of Russia issues most often collectible coins of 10 rubles. They are dedicated to the ancient cities of Russia and cities of military glory.
Collectible coins: value
So we come to the most interesting question. It is important for both an experienced numismatist and a person who accidentally received a valuable copy to know how much his collectible coin costs. There are three points on which they are judged:
- Degree of preservation. In whatever era your coin is created, its value will be the higher, the better it is preserved. There is even a special system for assessing the condition of banknotes.
- The material from which it is made. Even a rather old copper coin can be much cheaper than its younger gold counterpart. Add parity to gold, and that's it - a copper penny has no chance to increase your well-being.
- Number of characters in the issue (circulation). It largely determines the value of coins. Starting from the USSR, all circulations and materials of issued money are known for certain. Therefore, such coins can be assessed with a high degree of probable accuracy on their own using the catalog. Earlier copies are best evaluated individually by an expert. But in 99% of cases, the lower the circulation, the higher the cost.
A collectible coin may cost a little more than its true face value, or it may provide a comfortable life for the owner and his descendants…
Hobby length (price) in life
Passion usually springs from nothing - it's a bright flash that can blind you forever. So from an ordinary person in one minute you can get a collector for life.
Coins are strong enough (according tocompared with candy wrappers), therefore they are of great historical value. They carry information about events in society, its art, culture through the centuries. This is a collectible for serious people. What also says their cost.
The variety of shapes and patterns on the surface of banknotes will captivate any aesthete. So coins are often collected by creative, enthusiastic personalities. But by no means gambling. Although it happens that a whole collection is given away for one penny, and everything starts all over again!
There are many resources and tools for collectors to help them share, value, buy and sell coins. There are clubs of numismatists. Collecting is a great opportunity to expand your social circle, find new people to talk to.
As for everything else… It will take a lot of time, a lot of money and… a bit of luck to collect a good collection of coins. But how much fun!