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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. 😀 haha nice joke. BTW - my coins are in BEBA Boxes. I can strongly recommend them. I have used them for at least 50 years, including my very 1st one. They are robust and don't do harm to my coins all of which are raw of course. Sigi - http://www.sigistenz.com
  2. Agreed. Contours should be sharp. Note: Seller does not accept returns. Keep away. Sigi
  3. Congratulations, dear Josh. Nice coins both of them. The 1796 is very interesting. And sure worth the price - in fact it is a bargain!! Sigi
  4. I experienced that, too. Only thing to do is to try again and again....... Sigi
  5. I have been buying from him many times. As he sells most of his Russian coins to Russian buyers, the Russian coins are in Moscow. For non-Russian buyers he has to have the coins sent to Prague first. It takes 2 months or more to finally hold your purchase in hand. But KATZ is reliable, trustworthy. Sigi .
  6. Very interesting theory I know too little of coin production at the time. Maybe the planchet was so uneven that striking did not flatten it smooth ? What counts for me is that the coin's appearance is natural - not caused by heavy corrosion. Not a beauty but interesting. Sigi
  7. The pits in the field is not corrosion - according to Mr Сергей Старовойт, author of Сибирская Монета 1766-1781, they are not uncommon for early uneven flans (1766, 1767). See close up below.
  8. Another important contribution to Russian Numismatics. My sincere felicitations, Sigi
  9. That is a very nice one, St.George is bold as struck. Sigi
  10. Well, here they are, the 2nd one is a novodel. I don't collect novodely but included this one as it came at the price of a business strike Sigi
  11. Thank you, Josh. I'm crossing fingers for you, buddy. Sigi
  12. I did not go for the 2kop1802KM, I have one in my collection, not as nice however. I am still waiting for the 3 coins I won in his March auction. On each reminder he replies that due to the virus they are stuck in his Moscow office. And that he will send them "asap" . Sigi .
  13. A few years ago these would fetch $1000 or more at auctions. Nowadays they cost less than 1/2. Sigi
  14. The crowns are different as well. I don't know which one is scarcer. To get an idea, it would help to compare with m-dv. Sigi
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