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Russia: New silver Proof coin commemorates poet Konstantin Balmont

May 12, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: World Mint News Blog world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

As of May 2, 2017, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has issued a silver Proof coin commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of poet Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942). The coin is the latest entrant in the series “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.”

The obverse bears a relief image of the Russian Federation’s coat of arms with the inscriptions РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ (Russian Federation) above the arms and БАНК РОССИИ (Bank of Russia) below them. Under the bank name is the denomination, 2 РУБЛЯ (2 rubles) and the… Full article at the source>

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Russian Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Man to Walk in Space

April 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Currency, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has just released a silver proof commemorative coin which marks the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk in space.

On March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov exited the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. He became the first human to conduct extra-vehiclar activity, meaning any activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s appreciable atmosphere. Alexei Leonov is still alive at the age of 80.

The obverse design of the coin features the emblem of the Bank of Russia, Full article at the source>

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Russian Coins Sell For $5,364,428 in New York

January 19, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Russian Coins, World Coins

January 17th, 2014. By: Yareah Magazine (http://www.yareah.com/)

An auction of Russian coins, orders and medals held by Baldwin’s, in association with Dmitry Markov Coins and Medals and M & M Numismatics, on Thursday 9th January realised US $5,364,428.

Struck to commemorate the 30th Birthday of Tsar Alexander II’s fourth son Grand Duke Vladimir, an 1876 25 Roubles topped The New York Sale, Auction XXXIII and was purchased for US$380,250. The proof-like gold 25 Roubles is one of only four large gold coin types issued by Imperial Russia. Of the four, the 25 Roubles coin is the rarest and most elusive, as only 100 pieces were struck. [Lot 1235]

Vladimir was president of the Academy of Arts and a famous Patron to many artists. His military career was tarnished after the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1905, when hundreds of unarmed protesters were killed outside the Winter Palace as they marched to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II. Although he was away from the city at the time and claimed no responsibility, Vladimir’s reputation never recovered.

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Rare Russian Coins to Be Auctioned in New York

December 4, 2013 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Russian Coins, World Coins

WASHINGTON, December 2 (RIA Novosti http://en.ria.ru/) ­– Deep-pocketed coin collectors will soon have a chance to own several valuable pieces of Russian financial history as ultra-rare coins from the tsarist period are scheduled to be auctioned in New York in January.

The most valuable coins come from the collection of the Swedish collector Ake Linden, who served for years as a senior executive at the precursor organization to the World Trade Organization, according to London-based coin dealer Baldwin’s, which is running the auction.

Linden’s ambition was to own an example of every coin struck in the world after 1850, and in the process of achieving that aim he acquired what is likely to be the most expensive item at the auction, a 25 ruble gold coin issued in 1876 to celebrate the birthday of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich.

Only 100 such coins were ever struck, and Linden’s is expected to sell for $200,000, Baldwin’s said Thursday.

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The auction will be held on January 9 in New York, as part of the 42nd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention.

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Russian Buys 6.6-lb Sochi Olympics Gold Coin for $232,000

October 21, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Russian Coins, World Coins

BLAGOVESHCHENSK, Russia, October 18 (RIA Novosti) (http://en.ria.ru) – A gold coin weighing three kilograms and dedicated to the 2014 Sochi Olympics was purchased Friday by an unnamed buyer in Russia’s Far East for $232,200, according to a spokeswoman for a bank where the coin was sold.

The coin is the heaviest and most expensive in a series of collectable coins to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sochi, the spokeswoman for the Sberbank branch in the Amur Region said.

It carries a nominal value far beneath its real worth of 25,000 rubles or $785, said the spokeswoman, who did not give her name.

In 2010, Sberbank and Central Bank of Russia signed an agreement with the 2014 Sochi Olympics organizing committee to issue a special series of collectable gold and silver coins.

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Sochi 2014 Olympic coins issued in Russia

December 18, 2012 in Coins, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

Published: 18 December, 2012 (http://www.rt.com)

Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold coins

Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold coins (Image from www.cbr.ru)

The Russian Central Bank has issued into circulation 700,000 Sochi 2014 bullion coins.

All the coins have a square-cut form and depict the Russian double-headed eagle on one side and a white bear, one of the Sochi 2014 mascots, on the other.

The issues include 300,000 silver coins with the value of 3 roubles, 300,000 gold coins with a nominal value of 50 roubles and 100,000 gold coins worth 100 roubles.

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