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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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Chaplin coin the ‘People’s Choice’ in Russia

June 29, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Prize Winners, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint’s 2014 silver tribute to Charlie Chaplin is the ‘People’s Choice’ at Russia’s most prestigious coin awards.

The winners of the 2015 Coin Constellation were announced overnight at the Sixth International Coin Conference and Exhibition in Moscow.

Organisations from 29 nations, including the United States, Germany, France Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic participated at this year’s event.

Representing The Perth Mint, Andrey Ignatchenko, Manager for the CIS Region, said it was extremely gratifying to win the People’s Choice as it is the only one of the 10 award categories chosen by the Russian public.

Charlie Chaplin was controversially linked to… 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>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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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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