These 250 roubles are dated 1917, the year the Russian Revolution dismantled the Tsarist regime.(P36) They were issued by the Soviet Government. The simple design has a double headed eagle set against a swastika, at the time a symbol representing peace, rather than more sinister overtones that would come later in the 20th century. We offer this 250 roubles in VF-GVF condition.
In 1991 the USSR or CCCP as they spell it in Russian, issued a special commemorative One Rouble. It was to honour the 100th birthday of Sergey Prokofiev the Russian composer. You have the bust of Prokofiev on one side and the Russian arms with the Hammer and Sickle on the other side. Of course now Russia is no longer the USSR and thus the coins no longer carry this symbol. These 1 Roubles are in Uncirculated condition, which in many cases is rarer than the proofs. Now it is almost impossible to find USSR coins in Russia, it is something that they would prefer to forget.
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...
It is most unusual to have a Russian commemorative 5 Rouble in Uncirculated condition, as most of the coins we see are in Proof. This is a coin that was actually struck for circulation and real usage, not one for collectors only. It is a 5 Rouble issued under the USSR or Russia, in 1991 for the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in Moscow. You have the Cathedral on one side and the hammer and sickle with CCCP or USSR, as we know it, on the other side. These 5 Roubles are almost crownsized and when they were issued you were not allowed to take them out of the country.
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.