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Numismatics

Monetarists of all countries, be enriched!
  numismatics

Monetarists of all countries, be enriched!


Save? Correctly do. But can be, it is necessary to diversify our relations with bank notes, and that all dollars and dollars - is boring. Another matter numismatics - after all can be collected coins not simply, and even to gain on it money. And experts consider that this employment can appear much more profitable, than investments into gold, brilliants or even in real estate. However, about modern money to talk it is uninteresting - saw we them, and the invoice not that. Here something is more senior to get - another matter.

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According to research firm Salomon Inc., profitableness of investments in coins in the world market surpasses many other variants. For last 20 years of a coin brought to the owners on the average 15,1 % a year. For comparison:
marks - 12,9 %, gold - 12,8 %, the Chinese porcelain - 12 %, oil - 9,9 %, brilliants - 9,9 %, art subjects - 8,8 %, a rent - 8,1 %, real estate - 7,7 %.
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It is necessary to tell that else the Roman patricians collected coins, the blessing, during antique times almost each tsar strove to let out an own money. In general the collecting of coins always was aristocratic employment, and invariably prestigious. To numismatics pragmatic German burghers, and the Italian king Victor - Immanuil II, and the Egyptian king Faruk were not indifferent also. Last collected, among other things, stamps for manufacture of coins and had a good time that printed new copies of known coins, only in other metal. It is necessary to tell that these coins are highly appreciated among numismatists though formally and are counterfeit. And Grand duke George Mihajlovich has published the book about the collection of coins which serves till now as a reference point for the numismatists who are engaged in Russia. By the way, the numismatics in Russia always was considered as employment aristocratical and simultaneously to the favourable.
Refuse idea to collect all coins successively - such quantity of the information very few people can keep in a head. Choose to itself the country or a theme and be engaged in them. Want - it is possible to direct the look on the Russian coins, do not want - western will appear is not worse nearly. But it is necessary to tell that the greatest number of collectors collects all - taki domestic coins. And they are subdivided into those who is engaged in pre-revolutionary and Soviet bank notes.

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Remember, there were such ordinary rouble coins - that with edinichkoj and without any pictures. And so for such rouble, only necessarily 1971, collectors gave in the middle of 70 - h years 35 rbl. It when the silver Nikolaev rouble cost 4 roubles. Now, truth, this coin already costs nothing. But from $50 to $400 in this season there are the coins which have been let out in 1958. (1,2,3,5 copeck) Before currency reform. Outwardly anything, except a year, they do not differ from let out after three years, in 1961 - m.
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From foreign independently there are coins antique. The collectors collecting these coins, it is a little - employment antiwhich demands considerable knowledge, though price for their big part not especially high (in 80 % they now are not more expensive than $20 for a piece). Usually it is serious collectors who, among other things, are interested in history. Trade and an exchange in this group are substantially fastened on the West.
separately there are collectors of thalers. By the way, the first thaler has been printed in 20 - h years of XVI century in Iohimstal (Iohimstaler), whence has received the name. In turn, the thaler as a result was transformed to dollar. From the name iohimstaler have received the name and Russian money - efimki (from ioahim). Besides, collect foreign coins of the XX-th century all) on the separate countries and regions (Germany, England, Europe, the Far East, colonies). Collect coins and on themes: animals, the ships, sports (the Olympic Games, the World championships). There are also exotic hobbies. Some have collected, for example, the big collections edinichek - coins with figure 1.
As the separate direction is allocated acquisition of the coins made of gold, silver, platinum.

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to Let out paper, medno - nickel and other similar money has thought up not so long ago. Even platinum coins have appeared only in a XIX-th century. Russia in 1828 - 45 years of the first has let out a coin advantage 2 roubles on silver. To return to release of coins from precious metals have solved in the beginning 70 - h years of the XX-th century when the active rise in prices for gold has begun. The first this sort of coin has been let out in 1967 in the republic of South Africa. It is called krjugerrend also contains exactly pure gold ounce. Face value of a coin is absent, and the price for it fluctuates depending on change of cost of gold. In Russia in 1975 the gold tchervonets with the image of the sower which took from a coin of 1923 has been let out. The weight of a tchervonets 8,6 g, circulation of 6 million was issued till 1982.
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There is variety of known coins of the different years which are not representing to collection value, coins concern that from the precious metals, let out now the state banks also. But if with coins from precious metals all is clear - they rise in price together with the price for metal with the coins representing collection value, all at all so is simple.
to rise in price - that they rise in price, it not a question. But the matter is that they rise in price long enough, and in short intervals of time of the price for them change on - to a miscellaneous. Here it is important to guess, on what to put. There are, of course, sure versions. Though they, as a rule, are expensive initially. Leaders on a rise in prices are antique and Russian pre-revolutionary coins.
that it is successful to play a short interval of time, it is necessary or to play ugadajku or thoroughly to understand subtleties of this specific market.

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the Silver fifty-kopeck piece 24 - go cost year in 70 - m - 16 copeck, in 78 - m - 1,54 rbl., in 82 - m - 3,12 rbl. In 85 - m - 8 rbl., in the beginning 89 - go - 3,500 rbl., now about 5,000 rbl.
And a coin the German museum face value of 5 marks of 1952 of the release, let out in the circulation of 200 thousand copies, by 70 year has risen in price to 1,000 DM, and by the present moment to 4,000 DM. The Chinese coin face value of 150 yuans of 1984 - has risen in price with 1988 to 91 years for 434 % (from $600 to $3200).
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Under forecasts of experts, the average prices for collection coins will grow in Russia in the near future. It is connected by that in the Russian numismatics now there was a little abnormal situation. A collecting in general, and numismatics in particular, have not taken still the place among hobbies new elite . When - nibud the situation should change, and the provided people will be engaged in a collecting of coins as it and occurs in the West where money in coins is put even by those who is far from numismatics - businessmen, actors, sportsmen.
many rich people in the West put the big and very big money in acquisition of coins. There is a set of the American coins of 1804 which has been repeatedly printed in 1830 in the single copy. It have chosen as a gift to the king of Thailand during an establishment of diplomatic relations. And at auction of 1990 this set was anonymously bought by the Hollywood star for $2,9 million.

what do you collect? - I collect a difference .
If you possess sufficient knowledge and experience in numismatics, you have a possibility to earn money for trade in coins and their exchange. It is necessary to tell that operations with coins at us in the country were always conducted on the verge of a foul. Officially from precious metals it was impossible to sell coins. The majority of collectors were under steadfast attention of militia.
successfully to work in any collection market, in particular with coins, you should become there to the. Professional dealers frequently know collections of the customers better them. Widespread practice is work under concrete orders. Thus it is impossible to forget that that with benefit to be engaged in trade in coins, professionalism, knowledge and experience is necessary. It is necessary to be able to be guided quickly enough in absolutely various coins. There was, for example, such case. In club of numismatists sold square copecks of 1926. In the hill of coins piled on a table one numismatist has rummaged any more, and all have counted coins counterfeit. Nevertheless, one professional, also having rummaged in a small group, has seen - taki that one of this hundred coin original. The seller asked on dollar for a piece. Having bought a handful of coins, where casually that as which he considered original has got also, the numismatist happily has left it soon, having received for a coin of $1000: it has appeared that such coin is not present even in the Historical museum.
but first you should not wait for such pleasant unexpectedness. Everything, as well as in any other sorts a collecting, will begin with forgeries and a cheating. Here, for example, forgeries: they will trap you if not continually through time - in their Russia it is a lot of, as anywhere. At modern development of technics to forge a stamp - business simple. And native stamps from a mint are taken out. There are some coins printed with any jokers from a mint. Took a stamp from two different coins and have printed on one. The coin on which from two parties face value 1 rbl. Or a coin (or not a coin is put down turns out, for example, and Pushkin`s image, and with another - Tolstoy is not known that such), at which on the one hand. By the way, the price for such features can reach $150.
Quality of fakes happens so high that it is necessary to use a radio carbon method for definition of age of a coin. If you do not have special equipment you should manage the five feelings. Experts define coins on weight and a ring. If the fake cast, as well as happens in most cases on a surface there are roughnesses and vials. Authenticity of especially rare coins can be checked up, having traced its destiny and all its previous owners.


With official export abroad collection coins a problem - those coins which do not go now in circulation, it is impossible to take out capital export. However, in the size they did not leave, not painting all - taki, it is possible so to risk if especially not to be fond of quantity.
well and if you are not afraid of problems with customs that you to take out, always will be. To remember some rules enough. As it was already told, not in all countries the collecting of coins is developed sufficiently. In this sense Germany, Great Britain, the USA, Japan are most interesting. Most expensively you can sell coins on their native land. However, it not always so. For example, in Japan such interest to English coins that is regular on them was showed special auctions are spent. At the western auctions and Russian coins also leave at the solid prices. For example, gold 25 rbl. of 1876 has been sold for $17,600, and gold 37,5 rbl. of 1902 - for $15400. Always and everywhere in the price ancient antique coins.
that has got it is not necessary to carry abroad. Strict enough demands are made To a coin condition. It can so to turn out that your coin at all will not buy from - for its bad conditions. And foreign collectors very seriously concern authenticity. It is a lot of in numismatics the coin or banknote condition means also. Exists more than five gradation (in different catalogues on - to a miscellaneous), and on the American system three higher differ only under a microscope. In price catalogues are distributed depending on a condition of a coin and can differ in 10 - 15 times.
as well as in any collecting, in numismatics to you not to do without catalogues. Now the majority of professionals is guided by the American catalogue KRAUSE which is published since 1971. Here all coins will show to you, the price name, will not get confused. It covers the period since 1801 on the present. Important feature of this catalogue is presence of the information on the maintenance of metals in a coin, its weight and the price depending on a condition. The catalogue regularly is republished. Fresh, 1994 of the edition, there are now in Moscow approximately $50.
For work with coins XX and XIX centuries you can accept the German catalogue SCHON. Except everything that is in other catalogues, here it is possible to learn Latin names of animals, plants or names of the ships represented on those or other coins.

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the Moscow society of collectors - unique official association of numismatists - has no permanent address and now gathers in one of schools near to metro station culture Park . Other well-known place of gathering of collectors of coins - the antique shop the Numismatist on Taganke (Verhn. Radishchevsky, d. 9). For roubles the firm shop " More recently began to trade; Internumismatics (Pushkin street, d. 25). Besides, coins sell bookshops The globe on Lubjanke, the Book world on New Arbate and Young guards on the Clearing.
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You can collect anything you like - both coins, and banknotes, and actions, and even those cockleshells which at exotic tribes were in use instead of money. Strangely enough, even coins which in shop on delivery give, can be interesting to the collector and cost more expensive face value. Without saying that absolutely casually can get on a country bed. All finally will appear in cash desk .

NIKOLAY LJAMIN