Imagine a coin minted more than 2000 years ago. This Greek silver coin is called Draha. Perhaps you saw her at an auction, and you were offered to buy her for a decent price. Would you agree?
Even if you are not a numismatist, you would still think about this acquisition. And all because this is a very rare and valuable coin, which went out of circulation at the end of the 1st century A.D. Modern coins that are no longer used have a certain value. In this article we will talk about one of them - 2 kopeks of 1990.
It should be noted right away that the value of many coins varies for several reasons:
- various marriages (flaws).
For example, if you have a coin in excellent condition, without any cracks, and the total circulation of which is several units, then its cost will be prohibitive.
On one side (obverse) of this coin (2 kopeks of 1990) is the symbolism of the Soviet Union: in the center is the emblem of the country, under it is the abbreviation of the USSR. The coat of arms includes an image:
- Planets in the rays of the rising sun, on which meridians and parallels are clearly visible.
- Sickle and hammer located in the center of the globe.
- A small five-pointed star above the planet.
- Framing the composition with spikelets of wheat interlaced with ribbon.
Interestingly, there are 15 turns on the ribbon that weaves the wheat. Why exactly 15? This is a symbol: at the time when this coin was minted, the Soviet Union included 15 republics, so these turns were not set randomly.
The reverse of the coin has always remained unchanged. The big number “2”, denoting the face value, the inscription “penny” and the year of manufacture “1990”.
But there are several differences that can only be found on the reverse. As you know, 2 kopeks of 1990 were minted at different mints: Moscow and Leningrad. Therefore, if you look at the Leningrad instance, you can see that the face value of the coin - the number “2” - is slightly thinner than that of the Moscow one.
Unfortunately, the price of 2 kopeks in 1990 does not change. Such differences do not affect its value. But let's find out what exactly can affect the price.
2 kopeks 1990: price
This coin does not have any expensive varieties for which it can be sold at a higher price. All copies are the same at any auction, but only if they are in good condition. Therefore, for this coin, as a rule, they offer from 5 to 10 rubles. But there is one feature: if it is in the UNC state, then its cost can increase to 110 rubles or more. Therefore, if you have such a coin, and it has a great look, then you should immediately find a good buyer.