Goznak has dedicated an exhibition to the 100th anniversary of the soviet coins 20.05.2021
An exhibition called “Soviet coins – from the New Economic Policy to Perestroika” has opened in the halls of the House of Fund Capitals of the Peter and Paul Fortress (Saint Petersburg). Such a great number of numismatic rarities of the soviet period has never been collected at one exhibition area before. Unaccomplished sketches of coins made in Switzerland for the soviet Russia in 1922; “1 rouble = 1 dollar” souvenir coin struck in 1988 of the metal of the soviet rocket vehicles; “Gorbachev. Perestroika. Glasnost” trial gold coins of 1990 as well as other unique objects from the collection of Goznak are among the exhibits. The General Director of Goznak Arkady Trachuk and the Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Culture Committee Konstantin Sukhenko took part in the opening ceremony.
The 100th anniversary of minting of the first all-Russian soviet coins and the 100th anniversary of announcement of transfer to the New Economic Policy are celebrated in 2021.
More than 650 exhibits from the collection of Goznak are on display at the “Soviet coins – from the New Economic Policy to Perestroika” exhibition.
“There are a lot of unique objects here. More than 70% of the exhibits have not been demonstrated to the general public before. Those are trial coins; coins struck but never put into circulation; minting tools. It is possible to see the coins at the exhibition and learn the history of their creation – sketches of artists who took part in the work upon the coins”, the General Director of Goznak Arkady Trachuk emphasized at the opening ceremony.
A lot of sketches, minting tools, trial impressions, approved samples of the soviet coins preserved at Goznak’s collection were created in 1921 – 1991. The most interesting of them are presented at the “Soviet coins – from the New Economic Policy to Perestroika” exhibition.
The “Soviet coins – from the New Economic Policy to Perestroika” exhibition will work since May 21 until December 29, 2021.
It is possible to visit the exhibition using the same ticket as for the main exposition. The opening hours of the exhibition are the same as the working schedule of the main exposition (10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. daily until the end of September and daily except for Thursday in October – December).
One can visit the exhibition individually or join a general tour (starting at 5.00 p.m.)
More information about the “Soviet coins – from the New Economic Policy to Perestroika” exhibition and the “History of Money” main exposition is available by phone: +7 (812) 324-14-68, +7 (921) 415-25-34.
The “History of Money” main exposition operates in Anninskiy Cavalier of the Peter and Paul Fortress. It is dedicated to the history of currency circulation in Russia since ancient times and until the 21st century. More than two and a half thousand exhibits are on display in the two-level exhibition space. Unique objects from Goznak’s collection have formed the basis of the museum collection. .
The “Million” installation – a tower of a million of coins with the face value of 1 rouble each – is the dominant of the exhibition space.
Visitors have an opportunity to hold the 5-kilogram gold and 5-kilogram silver commemorative coins in their hands, to create and print their own souvenir banknote card as well as improve their skills of authentication of the modern banknotes.
Besides money – banknotes and coins (including unfulfilled projects), the exposition includes various moneyboxes, purses and decorations of coins.