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About extant4cell

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    Imperial Russian Copper 1730-1840

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  1. Looking for a coin of this type (D) to buy. https://www.kuenker.de/de/archiv/stueck/128859
  2. Sigi, your persistence and a real eagle eye for rarities often pays off 😻 with rare finds. You are an awesome 5 kopecks detective! Even if the rarities were siphoned out from this hoard left over, it is still an impressive mountain of coins. I'd love to see the actual find!!! I wonder if they could build a pyramid out of it... πŸ˜…
  3. That's how they look after staying in a clay jar for over 200 years in the ground (or rather river or lake banks' sand) and being cleaned with water. I've seen a few finds like that and many look like this. After proper cleaning some look really AMAZING! Will require a few years in the fresh cabinet after that though... but, I wouldn't by it... only a couple of coins are from Elisaveta's times... and it looks like the pile has already been picked through for rarities...
  4. Just stabled on this on Russian eBay equivalent selling at the moment at a starting price of 52 000 rub. Oh my, the rouble is seriously devaluated nowadays...
  5. Here is another denga 1730 that will join the collection soon. This one is with 2 rosettes (second one is instead of the bow). Just won it on Katz.
  6. Thank you for your evaluation, Dwight. Glad to hear you found book etc. helpful. Happy hunting for interesting coins!
  7. Hi Sigi and Dwight, There were several mints that produced these coins (mostly by overstriking). Generally, we can devide all coins into 3 categories, by main mints' tools that were used: SPM, MM and EM. Coins produced by St.Petersburg mint tools all have 3 flags and eagles of more classical Dasier shapes. Moscow and Ekateringburg tools' coins both have 2 flags, but Moscow shape eagle (with straight left wing) easily sets Moscow tools' coins apart. There are also many eagle differences in EM coins, that are easy to notice if you study Elisabeth 5 kopecks long enough. Ones you learn to devide coins into groups, you start noticing differences in styles of letter and number shapes, and can learn to recognise coins by seeing only one side of the coin. Sigi is good at that now. Bitkin is a great basic reference, but not for identifying these coins by mints.
  8. It would be interesting to see 1759 overstrike on 1 ore. As far as I know, SM stopped production of coins in 1758 (possibly due to the fire), while SPM continued overstriking into 1759 (2 kopecks), but that had nothing to do with ore overstriking. I've heard about 1 kopeck 1759 overstrike on 1 ore, but could never confirm this. Possibly this info carried on from Brekke? Question is where it got to Brekke from and are there coins to support this claim?
  9. Very nice, Sigi, and with an early 1758 CM scroll, as far as I can see on my mobile!
  10. Nice 1 kopeck! Thank you for sharing. This is one of the nicest kopecks: The 1 Ore coins were a little bit heavier and wider, so, just as with 2 kopecks made from 2 Ore, 1 Ore were cut down in size from ~31mm to ~29mm and re-edged. But "blanks" made for 2 kopecks from 2 Ore were better heated and treated (possibly pressed before that), that resulted in very few coins keeping any signs from the original "under-coins". I am not aware of other overstrikes of Swedish copper coins. Though, there were many speculations (started by Winkler and supported by Uzdenikov) that apart from large Avesta 5 kopecks of late 18th century (such as this one) : there were some earlier, smaller 5 kopecks made outside Russia, some possibly in Sweden. Here is one of such suspects: The regular strike 5 kopecks were so light that had only about 1 kopeck worth of copper in them. There was too much temptation inside and outside Russia to use this fact into someones own advantage by forging illegal copies of these coins for circulation. Later most of such coins were destroyed at the mints by melting them. Some stayed in circulation and later were overstruck into 2 kopecks. There were some regional types that were later ovestruck into regular Russian 2 kopeck coppers. For example this one ( Moldavo-valachsk coins 1771-1774 😞 Here is an overstruck example under number 21, among other overstrikes into 2 kopecks: The design of Denga coins from 1730 and to 1754 has been influenced by Swedish emergency coinage and others, same with 1755 kopecks and with 1762 armature coinage... There was also German influence, Dutch, etc, etc... in later years:
  11. Dwight, Thank you for your purchase! I am glad to see that you found this book helpful. May many interesting coins come your way!
  12. I am not much into novodel coins. Hope to hear other coinpeople opinions...
  13. Happy New Year to you and all the members too!
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