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Russia, Nicholas II, 15 Kopecks, 1908, Silver, Y 21a.2
« on: August 17, 2016, 06:56:06 PM »
Russia, Nicholas II, 15 Kopecks, 1908, Silver, Y 21a.2
Weight 2.7 gm
Diameter 19.7 mm
Metal Silver 0.500
Mintage: 29,000,000
Mint: St. Petersburg
Nice silver coin.
   
Maythem
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Re: Russia, Nicholas II, 15 Kopecks, 1908, Silver, Y 21a.2
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 11:10:49 AM »
I would say that the intricate and detailed arms on a mere 2 cm coin are an abuse of the pantograph. You could even interpret the attitude as the "damn the population, hoist the conservative standard" approach that killed the empire and brought forth communism.

Since I am building a timeline of Uzbek coins, this one works differently for me. This type of coin came with the Russian troops that occupied the ancient cities of Samarqand, Bukhara and Khwarezm (now Khiva). They may have been the first machine-struck coins people saw there. Neither the script, nor the pictures would have appealed to them. They would have liked even the 500 silver content, though.

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Re: Russia, Nicholas II, 15 Kopecks, 1908, Silver, Y 21a.2
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 11:19:14 AM »
Thank you Peter, I have posted different Nicholas II silver coins One Ruble, 50, 25, 20 (Alexander II), and 15 Kopecks which makes a nice silver set.
The 15 Kopecks coins has a different design, with lower silver content.
I am glad you have enjoyed seeing those 5 coins together.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".