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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. Watching the EM eagles of the 1802-1810 series a little closer reveals quite some eagle side variants. As on the two 1804 coins below. Note the different crowns, 4 eagle feathers hanging down or 5, among other minor details. Click on the picture for a close up. Enjoy, show yours. Sigi
  2. Hi Dwight, you show an Ekaterinburg coin. Our friend Eugene wrote a book about the topic which is worthwhile owning. He determines and pictures the anonymous issues of Elizabeth and Peter III. Let's wait for his comment. Sigi
  3. Normally I care for sharp crowns but I could not resist this nice eagle. Sigi
  4. Very informative contribution. It is fascinating to see the armatures motive of the Prussian 8 Gute Groschen copied on the 1762 4 and 10 kopecks. But of course the 1762 Tsar, Peter III, had also been imported from Germany. An excellent job, Eugen, thank you for the heap of knowledge and of course - - - time. Sigi
  5. Hi and welcome here. Can you show us your coin? Sigi .
  6. Agreed, squirrel, that is all that can be said Sigi
  7. 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 .
  8. How to explain the wear? Did these rubles go into circulation, maybe as pyatak and ruble? Sigi
  9. Very outstanding items indeed With the slight wear they show novodels don't come to mind. Did these yefimki circulate? Sigi
  10. 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
  11. Great supplementation thank you, Eugene. Trying to find (and hunt down) the 4 clovers crown now....... Sigi
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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