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Patterns from the USSR

Started by <k>, August 26, 2011, 11:12:25 PM

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Figleaf

Sorry for my bad Russian. The top Russian piece seems to say something like "Red something" plant, Leningrad and 5 work points on the other side. That sounds more like a token than a pattern, even though the piece seems to have been inspired from czarist coins.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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USSR, 50 kopeck pattern, dated 1929.


Our member milkshakespeare tells us:

"In the late 1920s Soviets were planning to issue nickel coins.

This was one of the unadopted varieties".
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ciscoins

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Quote from: Figleaf on August 30, 2011, 01:50:26 PMSorry for my bad Russian. The top Russian piece seems to say something like "Red something" plant, Leningrad and 5 work points on the other side. That sounds more like a token than a pattern, even though the piece seems to have been inspired from czarist coins.

Peter

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The Petrograd/Leningrad mint didn't work for several years after the revolution. In 1921 it started producing silver coins (for the currency reform that occured only in 1924), but the production of copper coins was delayed for some reasons. Maybe for the same reasons some part of the mintage of the first copper coins of the USSR was produced in the UK. And maybe the government was trying to move all the copper coin minting to the factory "Красная заря" ("Red dawn"), also in Petrograd/Leningrad. And this factory made at least three types of technological trials - two types of 2 kopeks and 1 type of 5 kopeks.
Ivan
Moscow, Russia