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Offline Prosit

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Russia 1995
« on: August 16, 2010, 08:51:16 PM »
I didn't know I had this  ;D  It was in one of my "Misc" binders with a lot of medals.  I thought it was a Russian medal, put it in the binder and forgot it.  I remember now that happened about 10 years ago.  I have looked at it many times since but never LOOKED at it.

So what it actually is, is a coin, sort of.  It is one of those type of coins some have a love-hate relationship with.
They love to hate them  ;)

It is a Russian 3-Rouble Proof only issue of 1995.  Y#381
There were 200,000 of them minted so it might be worth up to $10 US these days  :o
It is copper-nickel and it commemorates the capture of Vienna in 1945....which is why I have it I suppose.  It has Saint Stephan’s Cathedral in the background (another plus).  That building is always recognizable.


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Re: Russia 1995
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 10:52:17 AM »
The text is something to the effect of "liberating Europe from fascism" and "Vienna 13th Aprl 1945". The capture of Vienna is an impressive history of futile resistance and destruction.

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