The most expensive coin in 2011

From half a million rubles for up to 10 million over the 50 cents. Camye expensive lots of spring numismatic auctions in Moscow.

to 50 cents in 1929 - 10 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

There are coins that are a solid mystery. After the collapse of the NEP, the Soviet government conceived to go to the minting of copper-nickel coins of silver in return. Silver - Monetary metal - were required for the needs of industrialization. (On the surviving documents it stands marked "Top Secret") so that the citizens do not hoard silver detail, the reform prepared in secret. In 1931 in the USSR there were outstanding copper-nickel 10, 15 and 20 cents. Coins of 1 ruble and 50 kopecks, it was decided not to mint at all.

The archive of the Leningrad Mint preserved the stamp tool test 10 and 50 cents, but not a single sample of the coins themselves. However, a few years ago in a private collection was discovered half a ruble - the only known copy of the trial today coinage in 1929. In May 2011, he was traded to the buyer to make a bet on the phone for 10 million rubles for the "Znak" auction. This is a record price for the Russian or Soviet coin for the last three years.

12 rubles in 1836 - 4, 65 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

The Russian Empire was the only producing countries for the treatment of platinum coins. Platinum 3, 6 and 12 rubles were minted from 1828 to 1845 years of fairly large editions, several thousand units per year. But some years coins known in a few instances - presumably they struck in the second half of the XIX century by the order of wealthy collectors. For example, 12-rublevok with the date 1836 was released eleven.

At the auctions, they appear very rarely, and always grow in value. Thus, the "left" in December 2010 at the auction of the British auction house Bonhams 12 rubles in 1836 for $ 96 000 (about 3 million). And last April, the same coin in the auction of the Moscow firm "Coins and medals" sold already for 4, 65 million rubles.

25 rubles in 1908 - 1, 9 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

In the beginning of XX century in Siberia to the imperial mines was found five-kilogram gold nugget. Nicholas II wanted to make him a coin for gifts to relatives and approximate in celebration of his 40th birthday in 1908. Enough nugget on 150 gold. Later, by order of the Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich, a passionate collector, it was coined for another 25 such coins.

25 rubles in 1908 are considered to be very rare, however, for the past year and a half they were exhibited at the Russian and foreign auctions five times. In April 2011, at an auction, "Imperiya" 25-Ruble is not a better safety - with nicks and scratches - has sold over 1, 9 million rubles. In perfect condition, without any damage, it would cost twice as much.

5 cents in 1916 - 1, 6 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

Trial coin with the date 1916 - the last witnesses and failed currency reform in the Russian Empire. During World War II, the purchasing power of the ruble fell dramatically, from circulation began to disappear, settling in "stashes" as silver coins and copper coins. Copper coins of the new sample (1, 2, 3 and 5 cents) supposed to do half the weight of those that were in circulation. Revolution buried this project. How much has been made "probes" - unknown.

In 1927 Leningrad Mint coined genuine stamps a certain amount of coins for sale to collectors. Nevertheless, they are still considered rare. In April of this year, 5 cents of a trial series in 1916 was sold at auction "Coins and Medals" for 1, 6 million rubles. In autumn 2010, exactly the same penny "gone" from the auction for 1, 3 million rubles.

1 ruble in 1806 - 1, 55 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

The Emperor Alexander I, ascended the throne, for unknown reasons, he refused to mint coins with his portrait. Not that he did not like their own profile - known award medals to the same portraits of the monarch, as in the trial rublevikah. But they remained tentative. In the middle of the XIX century St. Petersburg Mint produced a replica of ordered several varieties of these coins (according to the documents - not less than 30 pieces). One of them - with a portrait of Alexander I in the uniform of the Guards and an eagle on the back - at the last auction "Coins and medals", "left" for 1, 55 million rubles. If the seller buy coins on the eve of the crisis, much I lost. In 2007, the price of a "probe" reached 2 million rubles.

1 ruble in 1705 - 1, 5 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

Prior to the 1730s, when they were discovered the rich mines in Altai, Russia did not have a silver - coins were minted from imported metal. In 1704, on the initiative of Peter I in Moscow began to produce silver rubles on the model of Western European talers. These coins served as raw material for coinage. The first time they happen to be melted down, and immediately sent to the press.

At the auction, "Coins and Medals" exhibited an interesting copy of the ruble - Coin 1705 perechekanennaya of Polish thaler 1630 (with an error in the writing of the new dates - a rare variety of stamps). Its price during the trading session rose to 1, 5 million rubles, while the ruble of the same year the ordinary coinage was sold for 400 000 rubles.

1 ruble in 1861 - 1, 4 million rubles

The most expensive coin in 2011

Numismatists as any collectors who appreciate the preservation of what is collected. The ideal condition of the coin - proof, the first impression of the stamp on the polished workpiece - in itself is a rarity. Ruble 1861 proof at the April auction "Russian numismatic House" was sold for $ 1, 4 million rubles. Buyers pay for the unique condition of the coin.

Rubles more than 70 000 pieces were minted in 1861, in proof condition - very few. Last time this coin was exhibited at the prestigious German auction Gorny & Mosch in 2005. Someone managed to buy it for just € 5250 (about 180 000 rubles).

Collectors again leave good money at auction. In April-May this year, the Moscow auction of five firms - "Coins and Medals", "Znak", "Alexander", "Russian numismatic House" and "Imperiya" - coins sold about 140 million rubles. The economic crisis has adjusted the prices on the numismatic market. According to the director and co-owner of the company "Coins and Medals" Igor Lavruk time bargains have not yet passed. However, for some coins in the auction can be a struggle, as a result of the price well above the estimate. The owner of the company, "Znak" Ilya Goryanov also notes that the prices of many collectible coins has been slow. However, it concerns a relatively simple, common objects - from a few thousand to several tens of thousands of rubles per coin. The prices for rarities returned to pre-crisis level. As Lavruk said rare coin shortage is felt in the market. Goryanov adds that now trades "run the show" collectors who need things in excellent condition and is very rare.