Catherine the Great 5 Kopecks

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by John Anthony, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    This gem (imo) arrived today. I've found that you can readily buy high-grade examples of these types if you want to spend a lot of money. The trick is finding circulated coins at a reasonable price with nice patinas. A lot of them have damage, corrosion, uneven strikes, deposits, etc. I'm thinking it was probably a psychological and political ploy to mint bronzes this large. People like to feel wealthy, even if it's a bit of an illusion. A few of these in your pocket and you'd feel like a rich man...

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    I'd love to see some of yours!
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  3. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    I'll post some of mine if you remove the apostrophe from the name Achilles in your signature. :p
  4. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I put it in the right place. :oops:
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  5. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I shall duly post some tomorrow when I've taken some new pictures. :)
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  6. Chris B

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  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    That's pretty impressive! Are there some dates or mint marks in the 5 kopeck series that are as tough as the rare large cents?
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  8. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    If you look at reported mintages some of the years/mintmark combinations are very high. What is tough is determining the surviving population. Any of the EM (Ekaterinaburgh) mint marks are common.

    Some of the years have some really nice overstrikes. Like this one:

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  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Here are some of my different dates. Nowhere near as nice those that you guys posted, but I think I paid about $5 each when I got them in some bulk lots about 15+years ago. No Siberian ones (I wish)
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  10. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    As promised. All common, various states. :)

    Russia 5 kopecks 1763EM (3).jpg Russia 5 kopecks 1768EM (3).jpg Russia 5 kopecks 1769EM (3).jpg Russia 5 kopecks 1770EM (3).jpg Russia 5 kopecks 1777EM (3).jpg Russia 5 kopecks 1778EM (3).jpg
  11. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    I'm still hoping to find a Swedish counterfeit version from Avesta mint
  12. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I don't own anything bigger than a 2, but that's definitely what I'd be searching for!
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow. The ones I've had did not approach that one for quality. It's nicely centered and struck, and I like the color on it as well. I see other folks have posted some really nice ones, too. It isn't really worth trying to find the pictures of the ones I had- they were pretty typical. (But I got them from a $20 pick bin.)
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

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  15. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    I found another couple:

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  16. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    mine were free, cant get better than that
  17. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.


    Russia 5 Kopecks 1777 obv less 15.jpg
    Russia 5 Kopecks 1777 rev less 15.jpg
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  18. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    I have only one of these coins:

    Russia 5 Kopeks 1779 Catherine II (Catherine the Great)
    Copper, 40 mm, 50.01 gm

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  19. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    I don't agree. Some EM coins can be very expensive. In 1797 5 kopek coins were overstruck using older dies. These were overstruck over 1796 10 kopek which were overstruck over older 5 kopek. 1796 5 kopek EM is the most common of this type but there are scarcer years. 1791 EM comes to mind but I can't remember if there were other years too.

    The biggest collection that I know online is sigi. His website
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  20. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Correction: it's the 1793 EM overstruck 5 kopek that's the most common of the overstruck type.
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