Can anyone identify this coin?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Michelle_7728, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    I was at the PNNA coin show in Tukwila WA this past Friday, and picked up this coin.

    On it was written "Spitsbergen, 2013" and "25 rubles".

    I've not been able to find this one on-line, or even on eBay (searched the completed sales too).

    Can anyone confirm whether the info written on there was correct?

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    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Russia 25 Roubles
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  5. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    Awesome! I knew someone here would know about it! So it's a fantasy piece like the Lundy coins I picked up recently as well (1/2 Puffin, 1 Puffin, 2 Puffins, 4 Puffins & 6 Puffins).

    I'll make a note on my foreign coins spreadsheet.

    Thanks again for the info, and for the fast responses! You all are a wealth of information. :happy:
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  6. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    Seattlite86...Are you still in the Seattle area? Did you go to the PNNA show in Tukwila this past weekend?
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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I’m afraid I’m currently in Europe. I hope to get back there soon, though.
  8. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    The whatnow? :wideyed: Have you got pictures? I was aware of the ½ puffin and 1 puffin but never heard of these.
  9. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    The larger puffin denominations were produced in 2011 I believe - hence fantasy pieces again. The only year for the original 1/2 and 1 puffin is 1929.
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  10. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Cheers Paddy - I've not seen them but did suspect they weren't contemporary with the 1929 issues.
  11. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    The Spitsbergen 1946 and 1993 issues are "real" in that they were used at the Arktikugol mines. The Norwegian government objected to the "Russian Federation" text on the '93 pieces (as Spitsbergen is not Russian territory), and I think they were withdrawn. Later "coins" are fantasies indeed - the mining company does not use coins any more ...

  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

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  13. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    Sorry, didn't see the request. Obviously mine are fantasy, but that's okay. I might later decide to get the real thing, like in the above pictures, but for now, these will do...leaving me more money for thalers... ;)

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  14. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    If I could impose once again....this one had Nepal written on the original flip, but nothing more....and I can't find any coins like this on eBay. Does anyone know anything more about it?....or if it's even from Nepal? I think it's an interesting looking coin at any rate...

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    So many interesting little money and time.... sigh
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
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  15. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    Your reverse picture is upside down. It is from Bhutan.
  16. Michelle_7728

    Michelle_7728 Member

    Fixed! I was wondering about that when I originally posted it. :)

    Thanks for the info/link!
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