- History of issue of commemorative coins in Russia
- Bimetallic ten-ruble coins
- Series “200th Anniversary of Ministries in Russia”
- Series of bimetallic coins "Ancient cities of Russia"
- Coin issues dedicated to the ancient cities of Russia, by years:
- Bimetallic coins of the "Russian Federation" series
- List of bimetallic coins of the "Russian Federation" series
- Bi-metal commemorative coins issued in 2010
- Off-series bimetallic coins
- New steel commemorative coins
- List of steel coinsseries "Cities of Military Glory" (GVS)
- Out-of-series steel ten-ruble coins
- Where can a collector look for commemorative coins?
- What determines the price of commemorative coins?
- Why is it profitable for the state to produce commemorative coins?
Coin collecting is called numismatics. Collecting coins is very popular due to the wide distribution of copies in free circulation and the convenience of their storage. If we talk about collecting Russian rubles, coins of 2 and 10 rubles are of greatest interest to numismatists, since in addition to standard coins of these denominations, commemorative ones are also issued every year. In this article, we will tell you all about commemorative ten-ruble coins. Coins of this denomination are the most numerous and popular among collectors of Russian rubles.
History of issue of commemorative coins in Russia
Anniversary ten-ruble coins of a new design began to be issued in 2000. Since in the 2000s paper banknotes of ten rubles were in use, ten-ruble coins made of metal looked original and expensive. Their originality also lay in the fact that these coins were made of alloys of two metals - brass and cupronickel. The first in the anniversary series was the coin of the year 2000, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, andthe second came out in 2001 under the title: “40th anniversary of the space flight of Yu. A. Gagarin.”
In 2010, the production of ten-ruble coins of a new design began. These coins were supposed to replace ten-ruble bills, since bills of such a small denomination already looked ridiculous against the backdrop of rapidly rising prices. Therefore, the coins of 10 rubles of the new sample did not look so festive and original. Their appearance has become much simpler than the design of bimetallic tens, but despite their simplicity and small size, the anniversary series continued to be released in this “everyday” format.
Bimetallic ten-ruble coins
Bimetallic ten-ruble coins began to be issued in 2000. These 27 mm coins consist of a cupronickel disc in silver color and a golden brass ring. In total, since the year 2000, 3 large series of such coins have been issued. The first series is dedicated to the bicentenary of Russian ministries. The reverse of the coins of the second series depicts the ancient cities of Russia, and the third tells about the subjects of the Russian Federation. In addition to these series, several types of off-series bimetallic coins dedicated to various dates and events have been issued.
List of commemorative ten-ruble coins of such a plan, see below
Series “200th Anniversary of Ministries in Russia”
Russian ministries have an interesting and long history. They were formed in 1902, on September 8th. After the advent of Soviet power, the ministries were replaced by people's commissariats, in 1946 they were restored again, and in 1957renamed committees. Only after the collapse of the Soviet Union was the status of ministries restored in the new state. It is currently in use. The year 2002 marked the bicentenary of the founding of Russian ministries. All coins were issued on 6 September; circulation of each sample was 5 million copies. In total, 7 types of coins were issued according to the names of ministries: the Ministry of Finance, Justice, Education, Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Economic Development and Trade, as well as the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Series of bimetallic coins "Ancient cities of Russia"
The series of coins dedicated to the ancient cities of Russia begins its history, like the series with ministries, in 2002. The circulation of each ten-ruble commemorative coin with cities is 5 million copies. Copies of 2007-2009 were produced at both mints - Moscow (MMD) and St. Petersburg (SPMD). Due to different emblems indicating the place of production, coins from this period are valued more.
Coin issues dedicated to the ancient cities of Russia, by years:
- 2002: Kostroma, Derbent, Staraya Russa.
- 2003: Kasimov, Pskov, Dorogobuzh, Murom.
- 2004: Kaliningrad, Borovsk, Kazan, Mtsensk.
- 2006: Torzhok, Kargopol, Belgorod.
- 2007: Gdov, Veliky Ustyug, Vologda.
- 2008: Smolensk, Vladimir, Azov, Priozersk.
- 2009: Galich, Veliky Novgorod, Kaluga, Vyborg.
- 2010: Bryansk, Yurievets.
- 2011: Yelets, Solikamsk.
- 2012: Belozersk.
- 2014: Nerekhta.
- 2016: Rzhev, Zubtsov, Velikiye Luki.
- 2017: Olonets.
- 2018: Gorokhovets.
It is worth noting that since 2017 the method of producing coins has changed: instead of cupronickel and brass, they began to use a steel disk with a two-color (nickel and brass) coating for minting. This significantly reduced the cost of production, and the ability to interact with a magnet was added to the quality of the coin. The same changes apply to other series of bimetallic commemorative ten-ruble coins of Russia.
Bimetallic coins of the "Russian Federation" series
Coins of this series began to be issued in 2005 and until 2017, like other series of coins, they were bimetallic. The distribution of this series across the regions of the Russian Federation is very uneven, since a large number of coins with its symbols can be sent to one region, and only a small part of the circulation can be left for other subjects. It also happens that the value of a coin does not always correspond to the region in which it is most common. The circulation of almost all coins of the "Russian Federation" series is 10 million copies. Samples of some years were issued equally at 5 million in the St. Petersburg and Moscow mints. The total number of copies is also 10 million. The exception is the rare commemorative ten-ruble coins of 2010, the circulation of which was limited for some reason.
List of bimetallic coins of the "Russian Federation" series
- 2005: city of Moscow, Tver, Oryol and Leningrad regions; Krasnodar region;Republic of Tatarstan.
- 2006: Primorsky Krai; Chita and Sakhalin regions; Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Altai.
- 2007: Republic of Khakassia, Bashkortostan; Novosibirsk, Lipetsk, Rostov and Arkhangelsk regions.
- 2008: Sverdlovsk and Astrakhan regions; Udmurt and Kabardino-Balkarian Republics.
- 2009: Republics of Adygea, Kalmykia, Komi; Kirov and Jewish Autonomous Region.
- 2010: Chechen Republic; Perm region; Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.
- 2011: Republic of Buryatia; Voronezh region.
- 2013: Republic of Dagestan, North Ossetia-Alania.
- 2014: Penza, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and Saratov regions; Republic of Ingushetia.
- 2016: Belgorod, Irkutsk and Amur regions.
- 2017: Ulyanovsk, Tambov region.
- 2018: Kurgan region.
The average cost of the anniversary 10 rubles of the "Russian Federation" series is about 30 rubles. The exceptions are valuable coins issued in 2010 and samples of 2008-2009 minted equally on MMD and SPMD. The latter are valued at 60 rubles apiece.
Bi-metal commemorative coins issued in 2010
In 2010, the most expensive ten-ruble commemorative coins were issued. Their high price tag is justified by a very small circulation compared to commemorative coins of other years. There are 4 types of coins minted at the St. Petersburg Mint, with the following subjects of the Russian Federation:
- Perm Territory - a coin with this symbolism is 200thousand copies. One ten-ruble coin is valued at 3,000 rubles.
- Nenets Autonomous Okrug - the circulation of this sample is 1.95 million. One coin costs an average of 450 rubles.
- Chechen Republic - the circulation of the coin is only 100 thousand copies. The price of such a coin is 6500 rubles.
- Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug - the circulation of coins with its coat of arms is also 100 thousand copies, and the price of one such coin reaches 12,000 rubles.
Off-series bimetallic coins
In addition to the three large series, from 2000 to 2018, several types of non-series ten-ruble coins were issued, dedicated mainly to the anniversaries of the Great Victory, as well as to other events. The circulation of these coins varies from 2.3 million to 60 million copies. The most expensive non-series bimetallic coin can cost about 120 rubles. None of these issues is of particular value to numismatists.
New steel commemorative coins
Commemorative coins of a new design began to be issued in 2010. From bimetallic new coins differ very much. Such a coin is a steel disk with a diameter of 22 mm, coated with a thin layer of brass using a galvanic method. Anniversary ten-ruble coins differ from the usual ten rubles only in reverse, so they are easy to miss. To date, there is a series of ten-ruble steel coins of the "City of Military Glory" and several issues not distributed by series.
List of steel coinsseries "Cities of Military Glory" (GVS)
The title "City of Military Glory" was introduced in 2007. So far, 45 cities have been awarded it. The coats of arms of all these cities are immortalized in coins. A series of GVS coins began to be issued in 2011 and ended in 2016. But it can be continued if some other cities are given the title of cities of military glory. The circulation of each sample is 10 million copies. The market value of any of the coins in this series is 25 rubles.
List of DHW coins by years:
- 2011: Kursk, Malgobek, Orel, Rzhev, Yelets, Vladikavkaz, Belgorod, Yelnya.
- 2012: Tuapse, Luga, Rostov-on-Don, Velikiye Luki, Polyarny, Veliky Novgorod, Voronezh, Dmitrov.
- 2013: Kronstadt, Pskov, Naro-Fominsk, Kozelsk, Arkhangelsk, Volokolamsk, Vyazma, Bryansk.
- 2014: Vyborg, Tver, Vladivostok, Stary Oskol, Kolpino, Nalchik, Tikhvin, Anapa.
- 2015: Grozny, Kovrov, Taganrog, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kalach-on-Don, Maloyaroslavets, Lomonosov, Mozhaisk, Khabarovsk.
- 2016: Petrozavodsk, Staraya Russa, Gatchina, Feodosia.
Out-of-series steel ten-ruble coins
In addition to a large series of hot water supply, commemorative 10 rubles are represented by non-serial samples dedicated to the anniversaries of important events in the history of our country. The reverses of these coins reflect such events as 200 years since the victory of Russia in the Patriotic War of 1812 - 2012; 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation - 2013; inclusion of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation - coin of 2014;The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad - 10 rubles in 2013, etc. The circulation of almost all copies is 10 million, and so far these coins are not of particular value.
Where can a collector look for commemorative coins?
Commemorative 10 ruble coins are very unevenly distributed across Russia. If one type of coin can be easily obtained for change in a store, then others will need to be redeemed from collectors or on specialized sites at a high price. It will be easier for you to find steel anniversary 10 rubles. Their cost is also several times less than that of bimetallic predecessors. Here are some tips to help you succeed in this interesting business - numismatics:
1. To prepare for the collection of commemorative coins, it is worth learning as much as possible about them. If you want to collect a certain series, you need to learn all the information about it. Find out how many types of commemorative ten-ruble coins are contained in this series, learn the years of issue of the coins, the circulation and the approximate price of each sample. Also, the collector must understand the nuances of the appearance of coins and distinguish between their varieties.
2. Call on your relatives and friends to help you. Ask them not to spend all the change received for change, but to put aside interesting copies and then give them to you. With the help of other people, it will be easier for you to complete your collection.
3. Ask about commemorative coins at the cash desks of stores. Often the cashiers themselves do not have enough change, but sometimes they find something interesting, because so many different coins pass through their hands every day. It will be possible to exchange anniversarydozens from the cash register to ordinary ones from your wallet.
4. Banks should always keep simple and valuable commemorative ten-ruble coins. Especially the ones released in the last few years. Bank employees are unlikely to refuse to help you find and exchange commemorative money. At the same time, you can find out about upcoming anniversary issues there.
5. Look for coins all over the country. It happens that in your area it is difficult to find a certain type of coins. Therefore, it will be good if you contact relatives or even make friends in other regions. They may try to find missing pieces for your collection and mail them to you.
6. On the Internet, you will not only find any information about collectible coins, but you can also buy any copy you are interested in or exchange it for your coins. Just beware of scammers!
What determines the price of commemorative coins?
There are not so many factors that affect the value of commemorative coins:
Circulation: As you can see from the article, the smaller the circulation of a coin, the higher its value on the collectors' market.
Manufacturing age: The price of a coin may vary depending on the year of manufacture. Of course, bimetallic ten-ruble coins, which were produced in the 2000s, are valued somewhat higher than modern commemorative 10 rubles.
Safety: the fewer flaws and scratches on a coin, the more money they can ask for it. The value of ten-ruble commemorative coins issued at the beginning of the 2000s is especially high. If suchThe coin is in perfect condition, you can make good money selling it. To preserve the original appearance of the coin, it is worth finding it as soon as possible after release and immediately putting it into your collection until the time when it becomes more valuable.
Varieties: even one type of coin may have little-known varieties that are difficult to distinguish from standard samples with the naked eye. Sometimes one coin differs from another in the location or shape of small details: a leaflet, an inscription, a piping, a drawing on the edge, etc. The sample that is less often found in circulation is more valued, and its appearance is more the exception than the rule.
Defect: We are only talking about manufacturing defects here. Coins with such defects are very difficult to find, as they are tried to be removed at the production stage. Therefore, if a coin with a marriage still got into circulation, it is highly valued. Moreover, the more noticeable and larger the defect, the more expensive the coin will cost.
Why is it profitable for the state to produce commemorative coins?
In our country, the issue of commemorative coins dedicated to various significant dates is well established. Due to the high interest of numismatists in commemorative 10 rubles, it is beneficial for the government to produce them in large quantities. This is explained by the fact that the more money goes from circulation to private collections, the more useful it is for the state economy. As a result, few commemorative coins remain in circulation compared to their original circulation. This difference brings additional income to the state economy. Moreover, the cost ofproduction of commemorative coins pay off in full.