Collectors of coins of Russia and the world
Ancient books, documents, worn paper,expensive coins - all this seems mysterious and at the same time expensive. It is these associations that appear in the imagination of a person who presents a set of these items on a desk. Agree, if you still add light, successfully choose shadows and take a picture of this picture, you will get an element of mystery.
Numismatists - who are they?
Coin collector is called a numismatist. Now this is not a person with a large fortune. Collecting is currently being done by people of different interests, professions and financial opportunities.
The common interest rallied numismatists. You can see a lot of ads like: "Collecting coins in Russia" or "Buy coins." And make sure how wide the geography of numismatists.
What is the demand for coins?
Now the market of coins is a full-fledged business,which develops and every year is gaining more momentum. Why? Yes, because the time is passing, the coins become more expensive from this, the demand for them rises. On average, coins only increase by 7-8% in one year.
Collectors and sellers of old coinsoperate in one system of business. In the network you can see a dozen online stores that offer their services in selling old coins. You can face different prices for them. Some specimens can reach 200,000 rubles for the audience, and simple ones can be purchased for 150 rubles.
On what does the price depend?
Beginning collectors of old coins may face problems in price formation. Let us consider specific examples.
1. The appearance of the coin and its circulation. You see in front of you two coins for 5 kopecks in 2002 without letters with an approximate value of 3000 rubles. They have the same circulation, but one costs more. Why? Because it has a much better appearance and degree of preservation.
2. Rarity of a coin. It often happens that the 1960 coin will be more expensive than the same price analogue of 1950. You will say that she is 10 years older than her, which means that she should be more expensive. This logic has the right to life, but if the coin of the 1960 model was issued in a smaller edition, then the price advantage will be in this case for them.
3. In the catalogs of numismatists, coin prices are often indicated. They are not always accurate. The first and second paragraphs clearly demonstrate why this is the case.
Purchase and sale takes place through the bank numbers of collectors of coins. With the help of the Internet and banks, the exchange of money is not difficult.
Is it a hobby or something more?
Collectors of ancient coins are now activatingits activity in the market. This is due to good demand for the goods. There is a fashionable word - investment. Now it is fashionable to invest not only in apartments, cars and securities, but also coins. Securities and apartments can be depreciated due to the difficult political and economic situation in the country or region. Coins only get more expensive. As the authoritative edition of Vedomosti reports: "Prices for old coins are increasing annually."
People do not invest chaotically - today I will buya coin of the pre-Petrine era, and tomorrow 5 kopecks of the 1963 model. Increasingly, one can meet reasonable investment, which is aimed at collecting collections of coins of a certain period of time or region.
Collecting at this stage is not only a hobby, but also a reasonable investment that can bring money. Collectors of coins in Moscow increasingly invest more in coins.
Albums for coins "Collector"
Any business requires systematization and streamlining for its success. Entrepreneurs should keep documents in perfect order to avoid confusion with them.
What should collectors and numismatists do? That's right, keep your coins in order. Numismatists offer albums for coins "Collector".
The content of the albums helps to place allnecessary coins in one place. Moreover, it can be done in a special folio, which is intended for this, and not in self-made albums. In the albums, all cells are allocated in chronological order and already have signatures for the respective collection coins.
Examples of the title: "Album for the coins of the period of the reign of Nicholas 2", "Album for coins of the USSR of the regular coinage of 1961-1991", "Album for coins of Russia by types since 1796".
Coins in the album cells are placed so that they can be viewed from two sides. It is not necessary to take a coin from a cell to see it entirely. An irreplaceable assistant to this collector.
Coins of Russia
Collectors of Russian coins use servicesMoscow and St. Petersburg Mints. After coinage, the coins are launched by the Russian Central Bank into circulation and for sale. Coins of Russia are produced for different audiences. You can find coins with cheap finish, designed for wide demand. There are coins of Russia made of precious metals. As a rule, they come out in limited editions, they have a high cost. However, coins are sold very quickly due to a large demand.
Buying coins is not just business. It's a hobby and a real love for Russian history. Now collectors of coins of Russia are not only Russians and inhabitants of the CIS countries. Interest in Russian coins has recently been raised in the far abroad.
Coins of Russia have been minted since 1992 andpresent time. They have long found their client and are regularly in demand in the market. A full list of coins can be found on the website of the Central Bank of Russia.
A collector of coins is often called a patriot of Russia. After all, about 40% of numismatists in Russia are engaged in collecting domestic coins.
Coins from 1922 to 1991 are considered to be Soviet. This is a long period of time for which millions of copies were minted. Most coins of the Soviet period are inexpensive and have always been issued in large numbers. Consequently, they are in high demand in the market due to an acceptable price.
The collector of Soviet coins knows what periodThe USSR is the most relevant for numismatists. The most interesting and expensive coins in the USSR were issued in 1961. If 1 kopeck in 1960 will cost 40 rubles, then 1 kopeck in 1961 costs about 400 rubles. The difference is ten times significant. Collectors of Soviet coins always turn their views on the wave of production in 1961. Their circulations are annually reduced, and the cost increases. This is a reasonable investment.
In 1961, the KGB decided to add the stride to the coins. This is a radioactive material. Moreover, coins from the Stradius eventually became useful and useful. They were used as fuel at nuclear power plants.
Now it is profitable to sell coins of this period abroad. So, Japan is buying up our coins. The price for 1 ruble change is 1,500 dollars.
Jubilee coins have nothing to do withordinary Soviet and Russian coins. This is a special type of coins that do not always fall into common use. Jubilee coins can not always be paid. They often act as a memory of the event or anniversary of this event.
The collector of commemorative coins always pays attention to the circulation and significance of the coin when buying. Examples of jubilee coins:
1. "200 years of dinners in the Patriotic War of 1812" with the emblem.
2. "30 years of the Communist Party of the USSR."
3. "The 20th anniversary of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow".
4. "The torch of the Olympic fire in Sochi" (coin 2014).
Coins were widely known during the periodthe existence of the Soviet Union. They are no less popular in modern Russia. Such coins, as a rule, are sold by the Central Bank. Own production of coins is regarded as counterfeiting. This rule is valid even if the coins are not designed to pay off.
The category of foreign coins includes all coins,which were produced and minted abroad at different intervals. In history, it has developed that foreign coins are always in high demand. For the Canadian medieval coins of the Russian mint are interesting, and Russians are interested in Canada's money in the period of its capitalization at the beginning of the 20th century.
Many collectors of old coins are engaged innumismatics is not chaotic, but thoughtful and for a specific purpose. Russians are in demand for money and German coins from the period of the 1920s and 1930s. Often the goal is to collect all possible coins that were issued on a particular territory during the period of 1933. The period is interesting, filled with political events, and the coins have their own historical spirit. The more complete the collection of coins, the more it will cost the market.
You can buy coins from other countries. A more diverse and wider choice is given than in Soviet and Russian coins. The price policy allows to collect foreign currency to people with different financial status.
Famous collectors of the world
Famous collectors of ancient coins arewealthy and influential people. You can not always meet them on the street or in the nearest pizzeria. However, on the pages of the annual rating of "Forbes" in the Top-50 they definitely are.
According to unofficial information, 10 of them are engaged in collecting coins from the first 50 rich people of Forbes magazine's list. We will talk only about some of them.
1. Carlos Slim Elu. The Mexican is famous not only for his telecommunications, but also for the collection of old coins. There are about 5 thousand of them in his collection.
2. Alice Walton. American is engaged in the corporation Wall-Mart. Her real passion is antiques. She has in stock a decent collection of old coins.
3. Leonid Mikhelson. The Russian is engaged in art and its development. However, old coins are his passion, which he can not get rid of.
The most expensive coins of Russia
Collectors of coins are attentive to the value of their goods. We bring to your attention the top 5 coins of Russia, which went "under the hammer" at the highest price.
5. 5 rubles in 1907. This unique coin depicting the Grand Duchess Olga. She is the first child in the marriage of Nicholas 2 and Alexandra Feodorovna. Her birth later decided to capture the time on the coin. It was released in a limited edition and was sold for 4.5 million rubles.
4. 12 rubles in 1836. The coin was minted from platinum. It was intended for market circulation. It was done in its time only 11 copies. Sold for 4.7 million rubles.
3. 50 kopecks in the year 1929. The only coin of this year, made of pure silver. It is preserved in a single copy. It was sold for 10 million rubles.
2. 1 ruble in 1730. The coin was minted in honor of Anna Ioannovna, niece of Peter the Great, who ascended the throne. The nominal value of 1 ruble was the rarest. It was sold for 22 million rubles.
1. 20 rubles in 1755. This year under Catherine II there was a transition to a new coinage of coins. A trial gold specimen was made, which was called "Catherine's Golden". The coin depicts the Empress herself and 5 coats of arms on the obverse. In total there are 2 such coins. It was sold for 78 million rubles.
How to store and clean coins
In the article we already mentioned that the most successful way of storing coins is special albums.
To maintain copies in good conditiona constant air temperature and moderate humidity are required. Coins should be protected from moisture as much as possible. They can not be cleaned with improvised household products. To do this, there are special tools for coins, through which you can monitor their quality.
Perspective for the future
Collectors are people who know nothingonly in coins, but also history itself. It is this that allows us to understand the value of each coin, based on the historical era. We have already mentioned the period of 1961 in the USSR in the context of the article. This is one of their vivid examples of understanding the historical process.
There is an unspoken rule: bought a coin - forget about it. It is necessary to remember about it in 4-5 years, when it will grow in price. This is how business is done in the monetary business.
Buying a coin, you need to compare its circulation andthe cost. The benefit of selling a coin depends on this. Finally, it should be said that not every business in which money is invested is profitable. Even if we are talking about collecting ancient coins.
There are always risks. They are connected with currency purchases and fluctuations of the dollar exchange rate. The coin "50 years of victory in the Second World War" cost - at the rate - 3 dollars. Now - less than 1 dollar. In fact, we invested reasonably. And bought a collection coin. They waited for time and wanted to sell it. The market allows to realize a coin, but does not provide an opportunity to earn.
Invest intelligently, carefully and correctly.