Collecting various types of coins and banknotes has gained immense popularity, as collections can be truly limitless. People around the world are chasing both ancient and modern specimens. States also support this passion by issuing various commemorative money into circulation, for example, in honor of the Olympics or prominent cities. Depending on the year of issue, the number of elements in the series, the mint, their value varies. 10 ruble coins made of two metals from the series of the most ancient Russian cities were no exception.
When they appeared
Anniversary 10 rubles "Ancient cities of Russia" first came into circulation in 2002. The coin is made of silver-white cupronickel with a gold brass edging with a diameter of 27 mm. On one side is an image of a certain ancient city. The issue is still ongoing - the last coin with the city of Gorokhovets was issued in 2018.
As mentioned above, the price of one coin of 10 rubles "Ancient cities of Russia" differs depending on the circulation, mint and year of issue, as well as its condition (from 50 to 500 rubles). If until 2007 each copy was produced by its own mint, then until 2009 several copies were issued by both mints. A complete set can be purchased online or at numismatic markets and fairs, the cost is up to 10,000 rubles.
The circulation of each copy is 5 million coins. They can also be found in circulation, received for change in stores, public transport or directly at banks. Currently there are images of 39 cities.
In the Russian Federation, two courts mint coins, orders, medals, etc.: St. Petersburg and Moscow. The place of issue of each of the coins can be seen next to its face value.
The Mint of St. Petersburg is the oldest, so the cost of the 10 rubles "Ancient Cities of Russia" issued by it is slightly higher. Its products are of the highest quality, as it uses the best high-tech equipment, as well as invaluable experience accumulated and multiplied since the 18th century. The founding father was, of course, Peter I. An interesting fact is that in the history of this court there is also the experience of minting coins for other countries, for example, the Netherlands.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tradition of indicating a distinguishing sign came into practiceparticular mint. It is significant that his absence is highly appreciated by collectors. But do not forget that it is his presence that determines authenticity.
"Ancient cities of Russia" 10 rubles: list
In 2002 three coins with Derbent, Kostroma and Staraya Russa were issued. The latter was released in St. Petersburg.
2003: Murom, Pskov, Kasimov - SPMD; Dorogobud - MMD.
2004: Ryazhsk, Dmitrov - issued in Moscow; Kem - at the St. Petersburg Mint.
2005: Borovsk, Kazan - St. Petersburg; Kaliningrad, Mtsensk - Moscow.
2006: Kargopol and Belgorod - released in Moscow; Torzhok - released in St. Petersburg.
In 2007-2009 each mint issued its own circulation of the same coins. Three came out in 2007: Gdov, Veliky Ustyug and Vologda; four - in 2008: Azov, Priozersk, Vladimir and Smolensk; and also four in 2009: Veliky Novgorod, Galich, Vyborg and Kaluga.
2010 to 2014 10 rubles "Ancient cities of Russia" were issued by the mint of the city of St. Petersburg: Yuryevets, Belozersk, Solikamsk, Yelets, Bryansk and Nerekhta.
From 2015 to 2018, coins were issued by the Moscow Mint: Rzhev, Velikiye Luki, Zubtsov, Olonets, Gorokhovets.
There are also various circulations within the series of 10 ruble steel and bimetallic coins, starting from 2000. It includes copies with the image:
- 50 years of Victory;
- Yu. A. Gagarin;
- Arc de Triomphe;
- Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Justice, Trade, Education, Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs;
- 60 years of Victory;
- , Tyumen, Chita, Chelyabinsk regions, etc.
There are also coins dedicated to the XXIX World Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, the end of World War II, the liberation of the world from fascism, the 1150th anniversary of statehood, the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight into space, the population census, etc.
Steel copies dedicated to various cities were issued: Feodosia, Petrozavodsk, Anapa, Lomonosov, Mozhaisk, Maloyaroslavets, Vladikavkaz, Belgorod, Nalchik, Tver, Vyborg, Polyarny, Voronezh and others.
Thus, in order to collect the entire collection of coins from both the "Ancient Cities" series and the rest of the series, you will have to work hard. After all, there are a huge number of them.