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Greetings from London!

 

I stumbled upon this website after inheriting a fairly substantial coin collection from my grandfather after his death.

He was a resident of the former soviet union and his coin collection seems to focus around Imperial/Soviet Russia, but there seem to be coins from many different countries in his collection.

 

I have absolutely no idea where to start with this coin collection and am looking for some advice on how best to start the process of documenting each coin and preserving them. There are a large number of silver roubles (imperial and soviet era) (approximately 100 or so) which I assume form some sort of collection, and a number of other loose coins which are organised in a large box (so far I see Polish, German, Cuban and many other countries).

 

Is there an online library of sorts that I can use to identify these coins and maybe attach some value to them so that they may be suitably insured?

 

I have tried to find some information about this coin, for example, but have not had much luck. Could someone introduce this newbie to some basic numismatics?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Welcome! We have a number of resident Russian specialists, and I'm sure they'd be happy to help you out!

 

Hi ccg, thank you for the welcome!

 

I've begun to try and photograph the collection. Hopefully I can post some pictures to the Russian coins forum and get some help.

 

 

Thanks

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Hello and welcome. It's a great hobby. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

Thanks Art.

 

I am sure that I have seen at least one Indian head cent in this collection, I'll be sure to ask you about it once I see it again!

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Hi, try this link, http://www.moneymuseum.com/moneymuseum/coins/periods/coin.jsp;jsessionid=EF1485C301E38C4B9C1E378435557C16?i=1&aid=6&gid=19&cid=164&pi=1&ps=10 not the exact variety and I do not know enough about Russian coins to know if it is a fake and there are lots of fake Russian coins around. You should click edit post, copy the whole post, cancel the edit and post it in the Russian Forum, you will probably receive a reply very quickly, best of luck.

One on Ebay again a different variety to yours.

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This looks to be a match for yours, see the small die crack evident at the top of the 4 in 1724 etc,http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1002603&AucID=930&Lot=7030&Val=c29a83bb981c51fcc9e4fa0dce4b3909image07030.jpg

 

They list it as Bitkin 1064, I think, like yours, it is Bitkin 1071 but I could be wrong on both counts, the Russian coin experts will know. I myself tend to think yours is genuine...but you need some of the Russian forum guys to confirm, as this is not my collecting field.

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This looks to be a match for yours, see the small die crack evident at the top of the 4 in 1724 etc,http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1002603&AucID=930&Lot=7030&Val=c29a83bb981c51fcc9e4fa0dce4b3909image07030.jpg

 

They list it as Bitkin 1064, I think, like yours, it is Bitkin 1071 but I could be wrong on both counts, the Russian coin experts will know. I myself tend to think yours is genuine...but you need some of the Russian forum guys to confirm, as this is not my collecting field.

 

constanius, thank you for your help!

 

It is actually so exciting knowing I am holding a piece of history (possibly) in my possession. I've reposted in the Russian coin forum to get some more advice.

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