These cupronickel 1 Roubles of Russia were issued in 1987 when it was known as CCCP or USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, shortly after their break up. These are much more difficult to find than most dealers realise. We know because we have sold quantities back to Russia. This 1987 1 Rouble was issued for the 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino. Don't miss out, they are priced right and much more difficult to find than the catalogues indicate.
This coin was issued under the USSR, it is the largest denomination that was actually used every day as money. It is dated 1989 and it is dated both on the reverse and on the edge of the coin. You have the hammer and sickle on one side and the denomination on the other side. The current catalogue price is $30.00 in mint state 60 and there is no price for this coin in mint state 63, which they are. It is a scarce coin, in much better condition than they usually come. We bought them right, so we are going to sell them right. Uncirculated it catalogues at £22.70. A tough coin to get, especially so choice.
We have offered Russian commemorative coins a number of times in Proof condition and they look great in Proof. But, it is the Uncirculated coins that are more difficult to find for collectors. The Proofs were exported as a source of hard currency and therefore were put away, the Uncirculated coins were meant to circulate and most of them did just that. We have a small number of these 1990 5 Roubles Russian commemorative coins issued under the USSR in Uncirculated condition and I ask you to seriously consider these. They feature the Upenski Cathedral and Krause do not even show a photograph. They are more difficult to find than the Proof coins and most of these are about 30 years old.
This is a set of coins issued under the USSR. They are not easy to find these days, especially in Brilliant Uncirculated conditions. You get the 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 50 Kopeks. They are dated between 1979 and 1990. At the time these were issued it was extremely difficult to get coins out of Russia, especially Uncirculated coins. But when you know some people that know some people… Remember that all eight coins were not struck every year, so to complete the set took many years. We think this is a very interesting set of coins. Richard and Claire have visited Russia 3 or 4 times and they don’t remember seeing many coins in use, let alone Uncirculated coins...
Russia, 5 Roubles 1990, St. Petersburg Palace, Uncirculated. Russian commemoratives in Uncirculated condition are more difficult to find for collectors than Proofs. The Proofs were exported as a source of hard currency and therefore were put away, the Uncirculated coins were meant to circulate and most of them did just that. We have a number of the Russian 5 rouble commemorative coins, issued in 1990 featuring St. Petersburg Palace, issued under the USSR in Uncirculated condition. I ask you to seriously consider these. They are more difficult to find than the Proof coins and is now over 27 years old.