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Offline aristonazir

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Russian 2 kopeks coin (1813)
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:07:48 AM »
Two kopeks bronze coin, struck in Ekaterinburg in 1813. Diameter: 31 mm, weight: 11,48 g.
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Russian 2 kopeks coin (1813)
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 12:18:22 PM »
They are really big coppers and the 5 kopeks are even bigger. Russia was mining great quantities of copper at the time. What better way to use the metal than to make huge copper coins?

Another aspect to ponder is the rigid conservatism on these coins, ultimately leading to the demise of the czars.

Peter
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