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Modern European coins except the euro => Russia and USSR; Belarus, Ukraine => Topic started by: gxseries on September 08, 2012, 05:51:42 PM

Title: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: gxseries on September 08, 2012, 05:51:42 PM
Found this one as an upgrade as my other coin was in a poor condition.

This one is harder to find in a nice one like this:

(http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1011752.jpg)

Good thing it didn't cost a fortune. I think most of the 1924 copper coins of this one year type (except 1 kopek) are in general found in poorer condition.

Other copper coins from this year

(http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/956735.jpg)

(http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/958729.jpg)

(http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1004533.jpg)

Looking to upgrade the 2 kopek coin but it shouldn't be as hard as the 5 kopek.

Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: Mackie on September 08, 2012, 06:25:52 PM
Lovely coins with superb design.  :D
Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: Figleaf on September 09, 2012, 01:13:05 AM
I guess I have been lucky. Only my 2 and 15 of these series leave to be desired (hammer and sickle weak to very weak. My 5 is especially nice. Nevertheless, I agree that the series is hard to get with little wear.

Peter
Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: andyg on September 09, 2012, 10:59:46 AM
I always wondered why the half Kopek was dated 1925 - presumably it was introduced later?

Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: FosseWay on September 09, 2012, 11:51:52 AM
Is it me or is the font different on the reverse of the 2 and 3 kopeks? Look at the word КОПЕЙКИ -- the 2k has much more elongated, spaced-out characters than the 3k. It's more difficult to compare the 1k and 5k because the form of the word is different, but at a glance it looks like the 1k is the same as the 2k and the 5k the same as the 3k.
Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: Figleaf on September 09, 2012, 12:22:30 PM
The one is also of a different style than the two, three and five and the margin between wreath and inner ring is different as well. I guess unity of style was not a priority.

Peter
Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: gxseries on September 09, 2012, 04:15:12 PM
You guys might have picked up on something.

I don't specialize in varieties so I cannot give you a positive answer. There were coins struck in Leningrad but at the same time, some were struck in the UK.

Some trial coins were tested in the UK, which then were brought over to Russia. I did remember reading this somewhere.

Just in case you didn't notice, all of the coins remained to be the same size from the Tsar era.

1925 - got rid of the massive silver ruble.
1926 - coins were slowly reduced to be in smaller size form, starting from the bigger copper coins.
1928 - last of the 1/2 kopek coin to be struck
1930/1 - silver no longer exist in circulation

Figleaf - would be nice to see your coins. :)
Title: Re: Got my hands on a nice 1924 5 kopek
Post by: Zantetsuken on September 23, 2012, 02:05:58 PM
Nice ones GX. I only have a couple 1924 issue. The 1 Kopek and 1 Ruble. I also have a 1928, 1/2 Kopek as well. The 1924 issues do seem to be getting harder to find in high grades now. Many which are found are heavily scratched or worn in the center leaving much of the detailing very weak to non-existent.

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/samuraisedge/USSR1Kopek1924_zpseea7868d.jpg)
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS~1 Kopek 1924

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/samuraisedge/USSR1Ruble1924-1.jpg)
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS~1 Ruble 1924

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/samuraisedge/USSRHalfKopek1928_zps90c6a729.jpg)
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS~1/2 Kopek 1928