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Surrogate coins, Souvenirs and "folk art"


The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Souvenir coins of USSR and RF
Souvenir coins of USSR and RF

This section presents coins of the USSR, with nominal but non-official means of payment. They were issued at the mints upon the official order of the government and implemented only to collectors, and were given as gifts to dignitaries.
This section presents coins of the USSR, with nominal but non-official means of payment. They were issued at the mints upon the official order of the government and implemented only to collectors, and were given as gifts to dignitaries.


Cash equivalents
Cash equivalents

In the early 90-ies after the collapse of the USSR, some organizations have produced their own coin-like tokens, which sometimes had value. Badges were applied in a limited area or within the organization. Also known for "bread" and "petrol" tokens of Tatarstan.
In the early 90-ies after the collapse of the USSR, some organizations have produced their own coin-like tokens, which sometimes had value. Badges were applied in a limited area or within the organization. Also known for "bread" and "petrol" tokens of Tat... (read more)


Fantastic coins
Fantastic coins

The increase in the number of collectors in Russia led to the fact that among the numerous proposals for the sale of real coins began to appear on coins of the RF subjects, as well as partially recognized territories. They have no relation to the official releases and developed individuals. Place of minting these coins is questionable, nonetheless they are in demand among collectors-beginners.
The increase in the number of collectors in Russia led to the fact that among the numerous proposals for the sale of real coins began to appear on coins of the RF subjects, as well as partially recognized territories. They have no relation to the official... (read more)


"Folk art"

Starting around 2010, numismatic stores and online auctions began to appear modified artisanal coins to sell from more expensive. Gradually, the phenomenon acquired a mass character was irretrievably ruined thousands of coins. Fantasy "artists" knew no bounds: if in the beginning coins were just plated with gold, then began to silvering, plating bronze, glue stickers, paint, etc. Comes even partially gold-plated (instead of gold is often used imitation - titanium oxide. Contrary to expectations, the demand for these products was small and the prices quickly fell, but still novice collectors often rush to such coins, accepting them as official releases.
Starting around 2010, numismatic stores and online auctions began to appear modified artisanal coins to sell from more expensive. Gradually, the phenomenon acquired a mass character was irretrievably ruined thousands of coins. Fantasy "artists" knew no bo... (read more)


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