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Offline Buffalosoldat

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Any help on identifying this, please?
« on: March 05, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
I'm new to Russian coinage, and am finding my way. While I know a bit of Russian, I am not clear on the denomination on this, or why it has a counterstamp, which has the two-headed eagle with the letters CПБ underneath.


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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 04:37:07 PM »
It's a souvenir coin most likely.

While my Russian sucks completely (I don't know it, only can relate a few simple words with my own language) I could easily read the inscription as "New Russian Kopek", other side with St. George says "In Moscow 1739"

Design corresponds to pattern Bitkin#399 which bears the year 1735, has 32mm in diameter and over 20g in weight. It's extremely rare piece at R4.

Countermark is not present on that same pattern, but they have been testing countermarks on some regular 5 kopek coins, one of two countermarks corresponds to your piece at cat. number Bitkin#401.

Oh, and crowned monogram is obviously of empress Anna, who ruled 1730-1740

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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 05:13:19 PM »
"It's a souvenir coin" = +1
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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 11:23:09 AM »
Thanks for the assistance. What about this? Diameter ranges from 43 mm top to bottom and 45 from side to side.

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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 01:19:29 PM »
Also an interesting piece, a copy of (Bitkin#H1259) 5 kopek pattern, Catherine II of course.

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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 02:44:44 PM »
OK, they say third time's a charm, but I am prepared for another bit of less-than-good news on this.
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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 02:46:20 PM »
I'm a little more optimistic about this, despite the poor condition.
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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 02:47:48 PM »
And this, I know it's Pskov, but any ideas of an approximate year?
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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 02:50:55 PM »
And this one remains a bit of a mystery.

Once again, thanks in advance.
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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 12:21:32 AM »
The 1727 polushka is a fake. Compare the two sevens in the date.

Attached is a real one. Compare the crown and the flower above the bar.

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Re: Any help on identifying this, please?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 12:45:25 AM »

Attached is a real one. Compare the crown and the flower above the bar.


Always thought this type a Novodel.....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....