The most expensive coin in 2013
"Price good" Mercedes "!" - was astonished guest auction, held at the Marriott Hotel, the famous Moscow collector and dealer. "But someone has become a happy owner" - with a smile he replied the neighbor. The conversation was at auction numismatic firm "Coins and Medals". Just the auctioneer announced the sale of 5 million rubles a copper penny in 1704 signed MD - one of the rarest coins reign of Peter I. And this price has not yet been a record.
If a couple of years ago, the top lots were numismatic auctions coins, which went at a price of 2-4, 5 million rubles, but this year the cost - 5-7, 5 million rubles. From January to October, the auction company "Coins and Medals", "Alexander", "East European antique house", "Imperiya" and "Russian numismatic House" sold more than 4600 coins pre-Petrine Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and today's Russia in excess of 500 million rubles (excluding fees from customers). With about 100 coins gone as low as 1 to 10 mln, 2 million.
"High demand, as always, are rare things, especially supersohrannosti", - said Igor Lavruk, general director of "Coins and medals", the largest in terms of revenue numismatic firm. - It is good to buy very cheap coin - a sign that the market appeared novice collectors. " However, in the medium price segment (coins from 300 000 to 900 000), the situation is different - many items are removed from the auction due to lack of bids. Most wealthy collectors such coins already exist, and beginners are not ready to buy them. Nevertheless, he says Lavruk lower price will not be: post-crisis recession has passed. The market is clearly on the rise, agrees banker and collector Sergei Yunin, which established in late 2012. "The Eastern European antique house." "The more I immersed in the antique market and, in particular, in numismatics, the more do not believe in your luck! - he says. - Agreed several favorable factors, and first among them - the extreme volatility in the financial markets, traditionally defined escape into gold, the Swiss franc, antiques, real estate. " Introducing the most expensive lots Moscow numismatic auctions, the price of which in the course of trading exceeded 5 million rubles.
Poltina 1843 (obverse)
Price: 10, 2 million rubles
If this poltina in 1843 was released at the Warsaw Mint, now even in UNC condition (without reference trace) would cost no more than $ 5,000. But it is minted in St. Petersburg as a proof - polished stamps on the polished workpiece, and therefore ten times more expensive. As a rule, proof coins were intended to demonstrate the quality of the mint and the dates coincided with the draw stamping. In 1843, at the St. Petersburg Mint poltinas for treatment and not minted proof instance, seems to have made to order.
Poltina 1843 (reverse)
As one of the rarest coins middle of the XIX century, went for 10, 2 million rubles for the June auction, "East European antique house" poltina. It has been reported that the coin comes from the old foreign collections and put up for auction for the second time in the history of numismatic auctions. It seems that it was sold in October 2012 to Sincona auction for 240,000 Swiss francs (about 8, 7 million rubles at the Central Bank exchange rate). In view of the commission of auction houses, the previous owner has earned on resale poltinas not too much - about 500 000 rubles.
Price: 5, 3 million rubles
Emperor Peter II of, grandson of Peter the Great, the rules for long - at least three years. Gold coins were minted with him only once - in 1729, when the College of Foreign Affairs needed gold for their own needs. The mint raw gold was not enough, so the redistribution of went low-value products from the armory and gold dvuhrublevye coins minted during the reign of Peter I and Catherine I. College of Foreign Affairs received 17,000 ducats. But over the past century, thousands of "disappeared" and turned into dozens. Gold coins of Peter II are considered very rare. In March 2013 ducat 1729 in AUNC state (almost no trace of circulation) at the auction, "Alexander" was sold for 5, 3 million rubles. Judging by their appearance, it is this coin was sold at auction for Numismatica Genevensis 85,000 Swiss francs in November 2012. (2, 8 million rubles at the Central Bank exchange rate).
1 ruble 1839 (obverse)
Price: 7, 5 million rubles
The circulation of silver rubles during the reign of Nicholas I counted in millions and hundreds of thousands of pieces. It was only in 1839 ruble coins minted just 30,000, including multiple instances as proof.
1 ruble 1839 (reverse)
In October 2013, the auction company "Coins and Medals" Ruble 1839 proof was bought for 7, 5 million rubles. Ten years earlier, the same auction house sold the same coin for 600 000 rubles. For comparison: the stock exchange gold for 2003-2013 years has risen in price in 3, 4 times.
1 ruble 1801 (reverse)
Price: 7, 25 million rubles
In the year of accession to the throne of Alexander I ruble coins for circulation were not issued. Therefore, the available collections rubleviki with the young emperor's portrait, eagle stamp and the date "1801" referred to trial. Most of them considered to remake - coins minted authentic and refined stamps in the middle - the second half of the XIX century.
However, reputable numismatist-scholar Basil Uzdenikov believed that no proof existed rubles, and for the remakes was used an unapproved version of the portrait medal stamp to commemorate the coronation of Alexander I. Be that as it may, the ruble in 1801 has always been highly valued by collectors.
1 ruble 1801 (obverse)
known seven options such rubles differing nuances of issue and details of the front and back. The rarest of them who still believe in this trial, in October 2013 was sold at auction "Coins and Medals" for 7, 25 million rubles. The same coin, but a better safety went for 2, 8 million rubles for the April auction in 2006.
Price: 6, 1 million rubles
Gold coins are not ten-monetary units called in tsarist Russia, as in Soviet times, and the weight of the coins in the European ducats (in the beginning of the XVIII century, a gold piece corresponded to about 2-2, 25 Russian ruble). They began to mint at Peter I for International Settlements, and for the sake of political prestige. His gold in Russia was not, and the Treasury purchased through the Siberian merchants Rassypnoe Chinese gold for coinage. Circulation ducats were therefore low. Thus, in January 1712 the Red Mint in Moscow produced some 4,500 ducats. Survived quite a bit of gold. At the auctions of auction house "Imperiya" in March 2013 ducat 1712 (the most rare species - a "small head buckle on the cloak") was bought for 6, 1 million rubles. The same coin was sold for 1, 1 million rubles at the auction "Coins and Medals" in April 2006.
25 rubles 1876 (obverse)
Price: 5, 5 million rubles
In the entire history of the Russian Empire coins of 25 rubles were minted only three times - under Alexander II and Nicholas II. They were manufactured according to the highest order and intended for gifts. In January 1876 at the St. Petersburg Mint produced 100 gold dvadtsatipyatirublevok. Recipient of the coin was the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, brother of Emperor Alexander III. Perhaps the order was related to the forthcoming appointment of Vladimir Alexandrovich President of the Imperial Academy of Arts, and a celebration on this occasion.
25 rubles 1876 (reverse)
Despite its rarity, dvadtsatipyatirublevki 1876 lately constantly appear on the Russian and foreign auctions - two or three times a year and even more often (according to the "Mint" numismatic portal). They invariably expensive, but the final price depends on the number of people wishing to buy them. In April 2013, at an auction, "Coins and medals" 25 rubles in 1876 after a brief bargaining sell for 5, 5 million rubles. Six months earlier, at the same auction dvadtsatipyatirublevka similar safety soared in price up to 9, 5 million rubles.
10 rubles in 1896
Price: 10, 1 million rubles
At the beginning of the reign of Nicholas II gold desyatirublevki (Imperials) minted token edition - 150 copies in 1895, 1896 and 1897. The government is preparing a reform that was supposed to eliminate the current imbalance value of the credit and gold ruble (1, 5: 1) and is rigidly adhered paper ruble to gold. In 1898 came new gold five- and desyatirublevki in circulation - one and a half times lighter than the previous ones.
Recent imperials immediately became a rarity in the pre-revolutionary Vladimir Petrov catalog estimated at 50-100 rubles per copy (depending on the state). In September 2013, at the auction of the auction house "Alexander" Imperial 1896 excellent preservation was sold for 10, 1 million rubles. Price phenomenal - in February 2012 in the German auction Kuenker Imperial ideally as proof went for € 140 000 (about 5 to 6 million rubles at the Central Bank exchange rate).