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Offline ciscoins

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Re: Soviet 5 Roubles 1958
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 11:09:55 PM »
the official rate was 4 rubles to the US$

Official rate didn't mean anything except the fact that the government wanted to buy dollars for this price. Look at modern Venezuela, for example. The official exchange rate is 4,3 bolivares for 1 USD, but the real rate is about 8 bolivares, and most prices are given according to the real rate, not the official. As for the USSR, there couldn't be any exchange rate between rouble and other currencies; they were completely uncomparable because the Soviet economy was completely separated from other economies. For some goods the real rate was 4:1, for other goods - 1:1, or 25:1, or 1:25, or 1:4, or any other.
Ivan
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Re: Soviet 5 Roubles 1958
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2012, 10:40:58 PM »
Never seen those before! Are they rare?

Peter

This website seems to be the best. Click the small images to see the pages for each token and prices in USD. The site is from Ukraine, the prices were actual at February 2012.
Ivan
Moscow, Russia

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Re: Soviet 5 Roubles 1958
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 08:41:20 PM »
This coin is an average value coin among all 1958 coins. There were the following denomination: 1 kopek, 2 kopek, 3 kopek, 5 kopek, 10 kopek, 15 kopek, 20 kopek, 50 kopek, 1 ruble, 2 rubles, 3 rubles and 5 rubles. Less expensive are 3 kopek and 10 kopek coins. The most expensive is 3 ruble coin which bares R5 rating. Some Kopek coins were "caught"  from the circulation but not ruble ones (never detected in the circulation), so the condition of the latter is always better.  The price vary but always high because these coins are all considered rare as well as of 1947 and some pattern coins of 1953, 1956, 1959,  and 1960.

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Re: Soviet 5 Roubles 1958
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 02:41:58 AM »
Thanks, remtomcat. I am pretty complete with modern Russian coins, but if the opportunity presents itself, one of these would be an excellent addition.

Peter
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