oregoncoin Posted May 22, 2010 Report Share Posted May 22, 2010 Hello, Here's another from my huge pile of vexing 18th century Russian coins... It's a 1740 polushka, but it appears to have been minted on a brass planchet. It weighs about 5.6 grams, which is about 1.5 grams heavy, and it's much thicker than other polushkas from that era (typical 1743 copper polushka pictured for comparison). Also, it has the \\\\\\\\\ edge, instead of the ///////// edge that you normally see. I think it was found outside of Yerevan, Armenia, if that helps. Opinions are welcome. Thanks! here's the coin in question... next to a 1743 polushka - note the brassy look of the 1740, and how much thicker the 1740 is... here's the edge, and a comparison with the relatively thin 1743 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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