Discussion in 'World Coins' started by John Anthony, Feb 20, 2020.
I'd love to see some of yours!
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I put it in the right place.
It's the number 1 set on NGC. I know, it makes almost no sense to get these graded but I'm this far along and can't stop. My goal is to complete a date/mintmark set.
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?
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:
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.)
Russia 5 Kopeks 1779 Catherine II (Catherine the Great)
Copper, 40 mm, 50.01 gm
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 http://www.sigistenz.com
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