Varieties and value of the coin "20 kopecks" 1983
Varieties and value of the coin "20 kopecks" 1983

The cost of twenty-kopeck coins offered at virtual numismatic auctions depends on their condition. For example, a well-preserved coin can enrich its owner by more than 600 rubles.

"20 kopecks" 1983 at virtual auctions

In 2016, the cost of twenty-kopeck coins of 1983, classified as “practically not in circulation” and “not in circulation”, put up at the Wolmar Standard auction, ranged from one to one hundred rubles.

A coin of similar denomination, classified as “not in circulation”, was sold at Anumis auction for 6 rubles.

The main varieties of "20 kopecks" in 1983

20 kopecks 1983 variety

The most common varieties of coins, most often found at auctions, experts include the following.

  • 1983 20 kopeck coin in good to very good Sheldon condition. The price at a virtual auction, as a rule, does not exceed35 rubles.
  • Excellently preserved (according to Sheldon's conservation qualification) 1983 twenty-kopek coin. You can get about 100 rubles for it.
  • A 1983 20-kopeck coin that meets the definition of "excellently preserved" in Sheldon's system. For her, a rare collector will not regret 200 rubles.

The value of the last two lots was influenced by the fact that these coins were minted with 1979 and 1981 3 kopeck stamps.

20 kopecks 1983 USSR

Thus, the design of the obverse of the two indicated coins (“20 kopecks” 1983 in excellent and excellent condition according to the Sheldon system) differs significantly from the design of other twenty kopeck coins. Due to the non-standard location of the coat of arms and the presence of the image of the Gulf of Guinea.

Sheldon classification

Classification of coins is necessary to determine their collection value. The final price of the lot depends on the degree of its safety, circulation and other features due to which the coin receives the status of "rare".

Coins that have hardly been in circulation and are best preserved are designated by the abbreviation UNC. The value of such lots is primarily due to the absence (or small amount) of damage. There is another important factor: the number of people who saw the coin and held it in their hands is minimized.

If you look at such a coin with the naked eye, you can find only scanty damage formed during the manufacturing process:

20 kopecks 1983
  • when the coins hit each other while being ejected into the automatic storage of the machine;
  • when freshly minted change was passed through a high-speed automatic counting machine;
  • when the coins were scattered into bags, and then transported to the mint's warehouse and unloaded there.

Coins that did not enter circulation at all due to mechanical defects made during manufacture are designated by the abbreviation AU. Defects that increase the price of such lots include the so-called technical flaws (manufacturing defects) - “unmarked”, stamp offset, and so on.

Lots in this category may only have minor abrasions in the area of ​​the most prominent relief parts.

Coins that meet definitions such as “exceptionally well-preserved”, “very well-preserved”, “well-preserved”, “very satisfactorily preserved” and “satisfactorily preserved” are also collectible quality. At auctions, they are conditionally designated by the corresponding abbreviation - XF, VF, F, VG, G.

Characteristics of the twenty kopeck coin

The obverse of the standard coin "20 kopecks" of 1983 does not stand out from the background of other examples of Soviet small change. Here, as on other Soviet small change, there is an image of the coat of arms of the Soviet Union.

20 kopecks 1983

The globe hovers over the abbreviation USSR. Against the background of the image of the Earth, illuminated by the rays of the rising sun,hammer and sickle are clearly visible. All details are framed with wheat ears entwined with ribbons (15 turns in total - according to the number of union republics). Where the top tips of the ears converge, a five-pointed star is visible.

The reverse shows the denomination - "20" in the upper part of the coin, immediately below the denomination - the word "kopecks". At the bottom of the reverse, the year the coin was put into circulation is stamped. An open wreath of wheat ears is depicted along the edging edge. At the base, the spikelets are decorated with shells and oak leaves.

The coin of the USSR "20 kopecks" of 1983 has a ribbed edge with vertical notches.

The weight of the coin is 3.4 grams and its diameter is 21.8 millimeters. The width of the edge is one and a half millimeters. All twenty-kopek coins put into circulation in 1983 were minted from cupronickel - an alloy of copper, nickel and a small amount of manganese.

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