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USSR, 5 Kopeks 1924 AD, KM Y 79.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:35:34 AM »
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5 Kopeks (ø 32 mm / 16,03 g), bronze, 16,38 g. theor. mint weight, mintage 88.510.000 (both var.), axes medal alignment ↑↑ (0°), plain edge

Some auctions list them from Leningrad or Heaton Mint, Birmingham without telling the difference. Krause lists no mint.

What is the difference?

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Re: USSR, 5 Kopeks 1924 AD, KM Y 79.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 09:48:45 AM »
The Leningrad issues have a reeded edge. Mintage for the B'ham issue is 2.5 million.

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Re: USSR, 5 Kopeks 1924 AD, KM Y 79.
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 04:34:21 PM »
Thanks Peter.
So more than 86.000.000 struck at Leningrad with a reeded edge.

But why is the reeded edge issue (Leningrad ?) regarded as rare?

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Re: USSR, 5 Kopeks 1924 AD, KM Y 79.
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
Thanks Peter.
So more than 86.000.000 struck at Leningrad with a reeded edge.

But why is the reeded edge issue (Leningrad ?) regarded as rare?

 ???

As far as I know the main difference is in the wheats of the Soviet coat of arms around the red star. I don't have a suitable picture right now, but the difference is clearly visible.

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Re: USSR, 5 Kopeks 1924 AD, KM Y 79.
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 07:23:13 PM »
My source is A Numismatic History of the Birmingham Mint by James O. Sweeny, ISBN 0950759406, page 199.

The Leningrad issue may be less than 86 million, as Sweeny writes "Several mints struck the 1924 5 kopeks".

Just checked the site maintained by our member cam. There it says:

Leningrad mintage 22.3 million, flat globe, plain edge.
Leningrad mintage 15, flat globe, reeded edge.
Heaton mintage 23.5 million, convex globe, plain edge.

Follow the link above for pictures.

Peter
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