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    Hi. My name is Dan and I live in the United States. My interests are collecting coins and banknotes from around the world, but my main focus is on Russia and Eastern Europe. I enjoy this site because I can get useful info about coins and related material. I look forward to talking with fellow collectors.

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  1. I won't swear on it, but these look okay. The proof would be the edge pattern. Also, there are die varieties available from what I read. Here's one from my collection. MOLDAVIA & WALLACHIA~1 Para/3 Dengi 1772 <Large Crown>
  2. Agreed. The 2 Kopek is a very nice looking replica, but that's what bothered me. Although I knew this was not an original coin, or Novodel, someone who is less knowledgeable might get tricked into paying a small (or not so small) fortune for coins like this one. I only bought this as a curiosity piece for my collection.
  3. Here are a couple of so-called Novodels I bought at cheap prices. I knew these weren't the real deal, but they were interesting. The Siberian 2 Kopek from 1763 is a curious piece since there were no records of this denomination being struck in 1763. I figured it was either a modern fantasy issue, or it was spurious. The 1764 Grivnnik is one I picked up over a year ago. Again, I knew it wasn't original, but it was a good filler, since the originals are extremely rare,and waaaay out of my price range. Still, I hope people find these images helpful, as to know what phony Novodels look like.
  4. Here's one I got within the last month. By the way Alex, I love the medieval Georgian piece you posted. Tamara's coins are really cool and among the most unique of the ones I've seen. Thanks for posting. GEORGIA~1 Abazi 1211 AH/1797 AD
  5. The 1771 issue seem illusive. The 1772 and 1773 are the most commonly found for both denominations, but are usually in low grade. The 5 Kopeks that show up are either in such poor condition, they are not worth the effort, or are fakes. Here are a couple Sadagura pieces from 1772 and 1773 from my collection. MOLDAVIA & WALLACHIA~1 Para/3 Dengi 1772 (Large Crown) MOLDAVIA & WALLACHIA~2 Para/3 Kopek 1773
  6. Nice images. Early Georgian coins are getting harder to find and also getting more expensive. Here are a few from my collection. GEORGIA (KINGDOM)~AE Follis 422 KC/1200 AD GEORGIA (KINGDOM)~1 Bisti 1787 GEORGIA~2 Abazi 1816 GEORGIA~2 Abazi 1833
  7. Nice coin. I don't think it looks that bad. You did what felt you had to, to prevent the coin from degrading. On another subject. Is that a die clash error I'm noticing. I'm seeing a shadow image of the reverse pattern showing in the lower right corner of the obverse. Interesting.
  8. Nice ones 'Vladislav'. Soviet coins are pretty interesting. I like collecting mostly the early issues. Here are a few from my collection. KHWAREZM SOVIET PEOPLES REPUBLIC~20 Ruble <Type 1> 1338 AH/1920 AD KHWAREZM SOVIET PEOPLES REPUBLIC~25 Ruble 1339 AH/1921 AD KHWAREZM SOVIET PEOPLES REPUBLIC~100 Ruble 1339 AH/1921 AD KHWAREZM SOVIET PEOPLES REPUBLIC~100 Ruble 1340 AH/1922 AD RUSSIAN S.F.S.R.~1 Ruble 1921 RUSSIAN S.F.S.R.~1 Chervonets 1976 U.S.S.R.~1 Ruble 1924 U.S.S.R.~ 1/2 Kopek 1928
  9. I see this thread is ice cold, but I'll submit these images in any case. Here are three relatively recent aquisitions from my collection. I personally like each of these for specific reasons. The Polushka is a higher grade than is often seen even though it has a slightly rough planchet. The 1 Kopek I love for it's strong detail, and attractive toning. The 10 Kopek is interesting in that 1781 was the last year coins were issued for Siberia. SIBERIA (REGIONAL)~Polushka 1774 SIBERIA (REGIONAL)~1 Kopek 1774 SIBERIA (REGIONAL)~Polushka 1781 ~Daniel
  10. Nice reanimating 'Arminius' . That's quite a beauty you got there. Thanks for sharing. Here are a couple of my own. The first is a silver Helm Dinar from the KINGDOM OF SERBIA dating from 1331-1346 AD. Issued under King: Stefan Uros IV~Dusan. The second is a short-cross Penny from ENGLAND dating from 1016-1035 AD. This was Anglo-Saxon coinage issued under Viking King: Cnut (Canute)~The Great. Mint: York. SERBIA (1st KINGDOM)~AR Helm Dinar 1331-1346 AD ENGLAND~AR Short-Cross Penny 1016-1035 AD
  11. That sucks big time. Such a beautiful coin. Hopefully you'll find it and the person who stole it. Keep trying, and good luck.
  12. That's a gorgeous Polushka/Akche coin you have. With the exception of the hole, the coin has very strong detailing. Most of these are mediocre at best. Also, thanks for the link. Although I can't speak or read Russian (except for the writing), it's interesting for reference.
  13. Nice specimen. Actually, This one was minted in Baghchih Serai (باغچه‌ سرای). The mint name is written on the third line of the reverse side. I think only the higher denominations were minted in Kaffa. In any case, your specimen is in better condition than the one I have. CRIMEA/KRIM (KHANATE)~1 Kopek 1191 AH Year 5=1782 AD
  14. Here's a nice specimen I picked up a short time ago. This is a silver Penny from IRELAND dating from 1199-1216 AD. It was issued under the reign of King: John of England. These are very difficult to find, especially in higher grade. IRELAND~AR Penny 1199-1216 AD
  15. Actually the Soviet Union was established in December 1922, not 1924. However, the first coins and notes for the U.S.S.R. didn't start circulating until 1924 (probably after Lenin's death). In Central Asia, following the dissolution of the Bukhara and Khwarezm Soviet republics, the Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Turkmen territories were established. However they each gained full republic status at different times. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in 1924, Tajikistan in 1929, then Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (Khirghizia at the time) in 1936. The only territories of the Russian Empire to avoid being
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