Goznak has accomplished the issue of the “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series of collectible tokens 13.07.2021
Goznak has accomplished the issue of the “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series of collectible tokens
The whole series is available now. The final issue consists of four tokens.
The last four tokens of the series saw the light in 2021. The tokens feature images of trial coins of the 18th and the 20th centuries presented in the museum exposition. They are:
– a silver rouble of Peter III dated 1762;
– a 3-rouble coin of 1956;
– a commemorative rouble of 1980 dedicated to the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo;
– a five-kopeck coin with the image of the Bronze Horseman and the date “1998”.
We would like to remind that besides the novelties of 2021, the “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series features 20 more tokens issued during the period of 2018 – 2020. They are dedicated to rare coins of various epochs exhibited at the History of Money Museum:
- the denga of Dmitry of Don,
- the Pskov denga of the 15th century,
- the Novgorod denga of the 15th century,
- a silver rouble of 1654,
- a couple dozen of 1654,
- the Sevsk chech of 1686,
- a coin with the face value of “ten dengas” (5 kopecks) of 1701,
- a chervonets of 1711
- a double chervonets of 1714,
- a gold imperial by Jacques-Antoine Dassier of 1757,
- the “Taurian” dime of 1787
- the “Bank” chervonets of 1796,
- a trial rouble of 1860,
- a donative coin with the face value of 37 roubles 50 kopecks – 100 francs of 1902,
- a chervonets of 1925,
- 20 kopecks of 1934,
- a trial ½ kopeck coin of 1961,
- a trial 50-kopeck coin of 1962,
- a trial 10-rouble coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin,
- a trial rouble of 1962.
All the 24 tokens of the “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series have been struck at the Saint Petersburg Mint – Branch of Goznak. The tokens are made of cupronickel or tombac, depending on the color of metal of the coins they are dedicated to.
The mintage of every token is 500 pieces, the manufacturing quality is “proof”. The token diameter is 35 mm.
The author of sketches of all the tokens of the series is E.V. Kramskaya, an artist of the Design Center of Goznak.
It is possible to buy both the whole “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series and separate tokens at the museum shop located behind the museum building (the entrance to the shop is under the rampant of Golovkin Bastion) open every day since 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
The tokens of the “Rarities of the History of Money Museum” series are also available atthe Numismatic Shop of the Saint Petersburg Mint.