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Offline Prosit

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Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« on: February 12, 2010, 05:24:54 PM »
I have seen it before but never recorded any information on it...so when I get asked a question about what it is from my website...I don't know or remember  :(

Any help appreciated.

Dale

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 05:44:13 PM »
Unless the reverse is different, this is a 1913 Russian ruble (Y70). It commemorates 300 years of the Romanov dynasty. The figures featured are (I think) Mikhail and Nikolai II.
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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 05:49:31 PM »
Cool!  Thank you very much!   :D
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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 05:53:13 PM »
No problem. This is a coin design that I've admired for quite some time, so I recognized it right away. One of the other members might be able to give you a translation for the Russian, because the only things I can read in that language are 'kopeck' and 'ruble'. :)

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 05:54:12 PM »
It is a very attractive design.
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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 05:56:42 PM »
It is a very attractive design.
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Yeah, it is. The sort-of weird thing is that this was minted to celebrate 300 years of Romanov rule, but less than five years after it was minted, all the Romanovs were executed and the Bolsheviks took control.

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 06:00:39 PM »
When you sit at the top of the heap (so to speak) to rule...that is a precarious perch.
The Bolsheviks certainly were feared by a lot of folks for a while.

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 06:07:06 PM »
When you sit at the top of the heap (so to speak) to rule...that is a precarious perch.
The Bolsheviks certainly were feared by a lot of folks for a while.

Dale


Yes, the Russian people didn't care much for Nikolai (or Nicholas) II toward the end of his reign. He would have lavish parties and take cruises on his yacht, whilst most Russians toiled fields with barely enough money to live. When the Bolsheviks made their attempt to take the country, many of the czar's guards turned against him. Redistribution of wealth might not have seemed so bad in early 20th century Russia. That's not to mention the fact that the Bolsheviks were given arms by the czar to prevent a German ambush that never happened.

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 07:36:09 PM »
The part on the edge I can read in the picture is "4 zolotnika", so I would imagine that it describes weight and silver content.

Peter
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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 02:23:32 PM »
Here is the reverse

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 06:33:25 PM »
And that word at the top is the face value - РУБЛЬ means (one) ruble. The other side I find quite interesting, maybe because it has just the two portraits and nothing else ...

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Re: Anyone recognize this Russian coin?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2010, 12:13:00 AM »
Thanks!

It is pretty amazing that I can post an image here of any coin and almost any medal and get an answer.
This forun rocks!

Dale