Table of contents:
- How much does a 1981 5 kopeck coin cost at virtual auctions?
- Coin value may change
- Description of the 1981 five-kopeck coin
- Distinctive characteristics of the reverse of a five-kopeck coin
5 kopecks 1981 is one of the lots for which collectors are ready not only to pay a tidy sum, but even to pay for its delivery to the buyer. What is the reason for such extravagance? After all, a collector is the same businessman! The ability to think through every step, not to succumb to emotions and save every penny - the main "levers" of his well-being.
Experts advise people who have one (and even more so several!) Soviet five-kopeck coin “lying around” in their bins, regardless of the year it was minted, not to rush to put it up for sale under the hammer.
As for the 1981 5 kopecks, its price will still grow, experts say. Therefore, the coin should not now be put up for sale either on virtual or on any other auctions. You can only periodically inquire about the current value of the coin without taking serious steps.
Such a treasure, experts say, is better to save for a rainy day and hope that this day will neverhas arrived.
How much does a 1981 5 kopeck coin cost at virtual auctions?
The cost of the 1981 Five-Peck Coin lot depends primarily on how well it is preserved. A coin of the same denomination and year of issue, held by the same owner, may look different.
The look depends on how many people used it before it ended up in the hands of a particular owner.
A person who is not versed in numismatics will not be able to independently determine the state of the coin at his disposal. Numismatists-specialists will help to establish the degree of safety and the exact value of money for a novice collector. To obtain comprehensive information on a topic of interest to him, a beginner should contact the experts using the feedback form. By uploading to the virtual auction website a photo (the photo must be high resolution) of the reverse and obverse of the coin, he will soon receive an answer what kind of coin it is and how much you can get for it.
A novice should be prepared for the fact that the examination may take some time, usually from one to three days.
Coin value may change
It is known that the price of a five-kopeck coin, minted in 1981, changed dramatically from year to year - either skyrocketing or dropping literally to a few rubles.
In the summer of 2017, the minimum price of 5 kopecks from 1981 offered at a virtual auction was 600 rubles plus or minus 20 rubles.
This Augustyear, the average cost of a similar lot reached 334 rubles. As can be seen from the messages left by collectors on one of the numismatic forums, today they are ready to buy Soviet coins on the terms of their owners and generously pay for small change, which 37 years ago was not considered money at all.
It is also known that in 2015, from May to July, the average price of the same coin - 5 kopecks issued in 1981 - did not exceed five rubles.
Description of the 1981 five-kopeck coin
The 1981 “5 kopecks” change coin is minted from an alloy of copper and zinc. The edge, whose width is 1.5 millimeters, has a ribbed structure and is dotted with vertical notches. The weight of a five-kopeck coin is 5 grams, its thickness is 1.5 millimeters, and its diameter is 25 millimeters.
The obverse depicts a standard set of elements - the symbol of the state (hammer and sickle against the background of the globe), illuminated from below by the rays of the rising luminary. The upper quarter of the solar disk appears above the junction of wheat spikelets, tied with ribbons fifteen times (according to the number of union republics). At the point of convergence of the tops of the ears is a five-pointed star. The lower part of the obverse is occupied by the abbreviation "USSR".
Distinctive characteristics of the reverse of a five-kopeck coin
The layout of the reverse of the 1981 5 kopeck coin is noticeably different from the design developed for a small change of a larger denomination. Here, as on other coins, the denomination is applied.
The difference between a five-kopek coin and all other Soviet change coins is that the number "five" occupies almost half of the reverse area. Immediately below the number is the word "kopeck", under which the year when the coin was put into circulation is indicated.
Wheat sheaves (one on each side) are traditionally “eared” along the edge of the coin, forming an open wreath around the main inscriptions. At the bottom, the spikelets are decorated with a shell, and a little higher they are entwined with oak leaves.