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Offline Michiel

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wire kopek, who can read it?
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:29:49 PM »
I come as far that this is an wire kopek from peter the great, what is writen on it?

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Re: wire kopek, who can read it?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 08:52:11 AM »
I could be wrong, but in my opinion, the so-called "mordovka" - an imitation of Russian wire coins that were minted in the Volga region in XVI-XVIII centuries. Inscriptions on them are not readable, unlike the national coin minting. For example, a few coins from Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great.


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Re: wire kopek, who can read it?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 08:53:41 AM »
thanks. I was already wondering why i couldnt read any of the signs.

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Re: wire kopek, who can read it?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 12:39:01 PM »
That would explain why I couldn't find it. For future reference, there is a useful, but slightly difficult to use web site on wire kopecks here. Click on the small grey bar upper left of the ad to close it, NOT on the cross in the green bar. Some pages will not open on my machine.

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

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Re: wire kopek, who can read it?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 01:02:23 PM »
Hi peter,

my russian is as good as youres i'm afraid ;)

for normal wire kopeks there are a lot of usefull sites, for the mordovka i can;t find a usefull source.