Which Communist countries produced circulating silver coinage?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by The Eidolon, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Seems like there must have been a few, but silver coinage was gradually being phased
    out in most places after WW2 anyway. It would be an interesting series to try to collect.
    Please post examples if you have any. Here are 2 of mine:

    USSR 1 Ruble 1924
    USSR 1 ruble 1924 copy.jpeg

    USSR 50 Kopek 1922
    USSR 50 Kopek 1922 copy.jpeg

    I'll have to look and see if i have any others. Any examples are welcomed!
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Looks like I only have one other coin which comes close to meeting the description:
    The 1948 commemorative Hungarian silver (0.500) 5 forint
    I don't know if these ever actually circulated or could be obtained at par
    with the non-silver Hungarian coinage. Given that Hungary had just suffered
    hyperinflation with the Pengo in 1945-6, there may have been a serious attempt
    by Hungary to establish a viable hard currency. Also, the Communists had not
    fully consolidated power until 1949 with the formation of the Hungarian People's Republic.

    Hungary 5 Forint 1948.jpeg
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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Cuba 1 peso, .900 silver.

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    40 centavos, .900 silver
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  5. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    There's China. Not common these days

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Good question. I just have this one.

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  7. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    Mongolia produced some in 1925
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  8. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Goossen: you are right on that one! How can I forget. Mongolian coins of that series were struck in Leningrad mint (now St Petersburg mint) using the same planchet.


    That one turgik would be struck the same planchet as the one ruble coin. Only denomination missing is 3 mongo otherwise all of them mirrored the Soviet coinage.
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  9. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек

    Czechoslovakia produced silver coinage as commemoratives into the 1970s and I believe they were available at face value to purchase and could have circulated. I believe Hungary and even E. Germany had commemoratives that could have circulated.
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  10. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    These coins I have shown are .900 silver.
  12. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, but Cuba did not have its Communist Revolution until fairly late, in 1959. So those would have been under a previous regime.
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  13. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    opps my bad.
  14. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

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  16. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    Poland - 1976-MW 200 Zlotych

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  17. scottishmoney

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  18. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    This coin was pre-Soviet era, as you pointed out, and it is a non-circulating commemorative.

    There were no circulating silver coins issued in Soviet era Hungary; only silver non-circulating commemoratives produced largely for the foreign market.

    Both governments prior to and after the Soviet era, however, issued circulating silver coins.
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  19. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

  20. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек


    This coin is basically a restrike of the Chervonetz (10 Rubles) gold coin that was minted 1923-5. Of course it was only created for the foreign numismatic market as were the medals in .500 and .900 fine gold that were marketed by Mezhnumismatika. Mezhnumismatika was a joint venture of a W. German marketing firm and the Bank of Foreign Trade of the USSR.
  21. offa the saxon

    offa the saxon Active Member

    Bulgaria produced silver commemorative coins from the Sofia mint
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