Collecting money is a fun activity. You can collect coins from different years of issue of your country, as well as foreign copies. Over time, even an ordinary thing in everyday life acquires extraordinary value. Let's take 5 kopecks in 1934. This is a simple coin, which at one time was no different from its counterparts and was in the wallet of every citizen of the country. But less than a hundred years have passed, and it is already considered an expensive coin to collect.
In the article, we will consider how 5 kopecks of 1934 look like on the one hand and on the other hand, what is its price in our time, where collectors buy it. Also, readers will learn the history of the creation of these coins, why they are so valued today.
Reason for the value of the coin
1934 for numismatists, that is, people interested in the history of money, stands out among the rest of the regular minted coins in the Soviet Union. It was in this year that there were no coins of large denominations such as 20 kopecks in the circulation. And all the created instances were melted down again by order.
Regardingcoins of 5 kopecks in 1934, then this year it was released in an especially small circulation, which included it in the list of the most expensive coins of this year. It is made of aluminum bronze and weighs 5 grams.
The entire circulation of 1934 is valued also because of the small number of varieties of coins. Let's take a closer look at the described coin.
Overse, or eagle
In the center of the main side of the 5 kopeck coin of 1934, the globe is depicted, and on it - a hammer and sickle as symbols of the worker and peasant. Above is a five-pointed star. Below the globe is a semicircle of the sun with direct rays. Around this entire composition lie spikelets of wheat around the perimeter, wrapped with a thin ribbon 7 times (three on each side and one turn on the bottom). This coat of arms is flat, feels smooth when touched.
Exactly under the coat of arms there is an inscription of the USSR with dots after each capital letter. Around the coin on the side of the obverse, the following words are written: "Proletarians of all countries, unite!" The inscription is outlined on the inside with a thin relief strip. The edge of the coin is ribbed, which is well felt when examining the edge.
Reverse, or tails
The price of 5 kopecks of 1934 is quite high nowadays, so it is important to know exactly what a real coin looks like in order to distinguish a fake if necessary. The photo below shows that on the reverse there is a large number five in the center, with an inscription in printed font below: "kopecks". Even lower is the year of issue of the coin - 1934, under which there is a large dot in the middle.
The rim from a thin line on top smoothly turns into two spikelets, intertwining in the center from below. Small notches are made in 8 places (3 pieces in each place).
Cost of 5 kopecks 1934
The price of this coin on the collectors' market ranges from 1000 to 22 thousand rubles. The cost depends on the quality of preservation and integrity of the copy. If the coin has dents or scratches, then the value will be lower.
You can find the desired coin from collectors on numerous websites and forums, as well as buy from well-known auctions, for example, Violity, Crafta, Wolmar VIP, Monetof, etc. The average cost of a coin in catalogs is about 9,000 rubles.