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    Where Belgium, Netherlands & Germany meet
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    The largest Russian and Siberian copper coins 1758 - 1810 including variants and overdates

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  1. Hi and welcome here. Can you show us your coin? Sigi .
  2. Agreed, squirrel, that is all that can be said Sigi
  3. This is 5 rubles showing the Uspensky Cathedral, Moscow. The coin is not proof, otherwise the surfaces would look mirror like. 2.6 million were struck, the metal composition is copper-nickel. The value does not exceed the price tag. Sigi .
  4. How to explain the wear? Did these rubles go into circulation, maybe as pyatak and ruble? Sigi
  5. Very outstanding items indeed With the slight wear they show novodels don't come to mind. Did these yefimki circulate? Sigi
  6. I find Eugene's book about Elizabeth's and Peter III's copper coins very useful. It contains the pictures of all the variants. There are a few explaining words to each picture which, if necessary, can be understood using google translator. The anonymous coins reveal the mints they came from. And some of the cherished pictures from the time of the Grand Duke on, repeated in Brekke, Dyakov, etc., etc., are unmasked as contemporary fakes. Sigi
  7. Great supplementation thank you, Eugene. Trying to find (and hunt down) the 4 clovers crown now....... Sigi
  8. Link works when copied and pasted above. Real or not - difficult to tell from the picture alone0 .16 grams short of weight (~5%) can be explained by wear. Strange thing that it was inserted at $.99. The seller hasn't sold any rarities before, looks like an antique dealer. But one never knows.... Let's see the buyer's feedback. Someone ready to risk that heap of money for a - well, ugly looking coin most have some experience. In my opinion a coin like that needs to be seen in person, taken in hand, inspected closely. Sigi
  9. Eugene, I am sorry but I can't see anything that resembles a clover . On the Imperial Crown there is an ornamented cross and on the small crown there are three 5 petaled flowers - nothing that I'd call clovers. And that is what I meant to say. Josh, that is a very good question. As the eagle's bust is covered I imagine it female Sigi
  10. On Elizabeth's coins the crown over her cipher is decorated with clovers, sometimes with 3, sometimes with 5. How many had there really been??? On the 1759 five kopek both variants occur: But which was the correct design - how many clovers had been on the real crown - 3 or 5 ???? See below. Maybe the clovers were on the backside? Sigi
  11. Hi Mihaizaha, thank you for showing the coins. They are quite nice - above average. 1758 is not easily encountered. It was EM's 1st year of the big coppers and I still have to see a perfect strike. Happy hunting Sigi .
  12. Hi Eugene, thank you for the rectification. I did not know the firebird either. As promised I copied the JRNS article "THE ST.PETERSBURG RUBLES OF TIMOFEI IVANOV 1757-61. That was 10 pages in the journal, too much to enter here, I'm afraid. So I sent it to you as a PM. I WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND THE ARTICLE TO ALL INTERESTED COIN PEOPLE UPON REQUEST. Sigi .
  13. Conros and Wolmar catalogs list only one rouble type for 1760 (i.e. the common Dassier silver rouble eagle of the previous years). For the 1761 rouble there is also just one entry, depicted is the copper eagle. Obviously, a few copper eagle roubles were already struck in (late) 1760. I got the complete set of JRNS journals on my attic. Will copy the Julian article the next days. Till then, Sigi .
  14. Thank you Eugene, it took you quite a lot of work but I can see the distinctions, too, now. I wonder how it is possible to get aware of a tiny feature like this. For me the loop is more eyecatching and of course distinct differences of the eagles' design. You made an interesting discovery! It leads me to look closer. Unfortunately the majority of these coins are too worn or/and poorly struck to reveal minor features. I appreciate your research Sigi .
  15. I am sorry, Eugene but I am not sure about your point There is a little stem between the leaves and the loop, the lowest inner leaf is slightly apart - is that it? I cannot detect much difference. Sigi .
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