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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. 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
  2. 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 .
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    "copper" eagle on silver rouble 1760

    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 .
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    "copper" eagle on silver rouble 1760

    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 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 .
  7. I edited my post by inserting a picture of my other coin for comparison. The ciphers of the date are different, also the loop of the wreath. Then the eagle's wings, especially their inner design. According to Eugene, it is the fluffy feathers type. Last not least watch the eagle's tail feathers. Sigi .
  8. What do you have? Sigi .
  9. A witness of EM's 1st year minting skills with the large copper 5 kopek pieces. I could not resist the nice eagle - a variant to my other 1758(EM) below. Sigi
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    2 kopecks 1757-1762

    Hi Josh - 9 pcs of a general type is not a small collection I cannot comment much because it is not my field. Aside of design variants, most of the dates come with either reticulated or lettered edge. Thank you for showing. Sigi .
  11. In my opinion your 1762 is scroll type I. Scroll type III appears only with St.Petersburg/Setrorezk (=only in 1758). Sigi .
  12. Thank you for showing, Josh. As you will be aware there are different eagle types in that series. Our friend Eugene wrote a guidebook about the issue which is very useful. I think the eagle on your 1762 is not common for the date (?). Sigi
  13. Hey lucky you! The grade is outstanding for the date. If ever seen it looks terribly ugly. I still have to find mine. My sincere congratulations. Sigi