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70th Anniversary of the Great October... (1987)


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Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution87revolution01xa.jpgThis is part of the Government issued proof sets available. While it may seem pretty easy to find one, this may not necessary be true. :ninja:87revolution14ke.jpg87revolution24fc.jpgMinted all on the same date, 20.10.1987 by the Leningrad Mint

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Denomination Mass (g) Diameter (mm) Thickness (mm) Rim Total Special
1 ruble 12.8 31.0 2.3 written one ruble twice 4,000,000 200,000
3 rubles 14.35 33.0 2.3 written three ruble twice 2,500,000 200,000
5 rubles 30.0 39.0 2.3 written five ruble twice 1,500,000 200,000
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This is a nice set, I won myself one from eBay just few minutes ago.

Now I'm waiting it to arrive (Should not take too long, seller is in Estonia).

 

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Thanks!

 

I think that this is the only one this big, the rest are a bit smaller.

I have one as non-proof and it is quite a stunner too.

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I didn't actually look for it. I was just browsing around eBay and, tada, there it was. I bought the 1987 Borodino set and 1977 Olympic set too.

 

Some weird bug has bitten me i quess :ninja:

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WAIT, you actually managed to find a Borodino set? Mine is an awful cracked set and I have to replace it eventually. I even forgot when I bought it :ninja:

 

Speaking about the Moscow Olympics set, the greatest news about it was that, I bought it at 2USD. Yes, why so cheap? That's because the dealer broke the set apart, and sold the box and the coins seperately. I only managed to find one coin out of the 6 sadly :cry: But fortunately... I got the box too... Now I'm just looking for the set + certificate...

 

It's just too difficult to focus on the last three hundred years of Russian coinages ;) By any chance did that same bug picked out other relatively scarce Soviet coin sets? :lol:

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Yep, I did. It didn't even feel like "managing", they just practically came to me :lol:

I should be concentrating on the older stuff, but I just couldn't resist...

Those three were the only ones I could find.

 

Another coin I'm eagerly waiting is a rouble of 1892(Alexander III) in about VF-XF, perhaps more XF-ish. It should be here soon too! :ninja:

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I can understand why you decided to turn to the Soviet coins "temporarily". Tsarist coins have been getting pricier these years and even I am feeling the crunch. And I have even lowered my expectations, down to damaged coins...

 

I think all of us, unless wealthy, are feeling the pinch.

 

Following the link to the UBS auction contained in bobh's post of a few days ago, I was struck by how, for a major European auction, so few truly outstanding Russian coins were being offered. I think the runup in prices from demand within Russia has already resulted in many of the best coins returning to the home country. Unless prices here in the West begin to go even higher, to compete with those being paid in Russia (or else prices paid within Russia begin to fall to Western levels), then I don't think those coins will soon find their way back to the West.

 

Of course, the UBS sale is just one auction and it takes more than one auction to establish a trend.

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Gees it was not but 10 years ago you could get Russian coins on the cheap, even BU Tsarist coins, now it is practically impossible.

 

I think those days are gone forever. No more coins with a population you could count on your fingers & toes for a few hundred bucks.

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I think the runup in prices from demand within Russia has already resulted in many of the best coins returning to the home country.  Unless prices here in the West begin to go even higher, to compete with those being paid in Russia (or else prices paid within Russia begin to fall to Western levels), then I don't think those coins will soon find their way back to the West.

The same situation is today about good Romanian coins. The prices in West are more affordable than in Romania. The only problem is that Paypal doesn't work here...

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It's not only Romania that's getting expensive. Other countries too that I noticed, are Poland, Korea, and probably Australia have seen their coin prices going to some ridicious prices that I have never seen before. Vietnam and Brazil seems to be on the list next, which I guess, a list of developing countries are usually easily to quality for "super fast" price increase... of course, Russia is a developing nation at the moment... too much natural resources coming out from that country :ninja:

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