Chelyabinsk Resident Sells 5 Kopecks for 500,000 Rubles

The South Urals resident found a 19th-century coin and put it up for sale for 500 thousand rubles. The seller hopes that collectors can appreciate the 5 kopecks coin, chelTV reports. 

Picture: Chelyabinsk Regional Website

The man found a coin with a face value of 5 kopecks, issued in 1872, at his house when he was cleaning it. The owner of the coin posted an advertisement for its sale on the Internet. According to numismatists, it is still possible to make money on the coin, but not too much. On average, such a coin costs 3,600 rubles, depending on its safety.

In the centre of the coin, there is a double-headed eagle, and on its heads are two crowns, a third above them. On the chest of the bird is the Moscow coat of arms, and on the wings are the coats of arms of the Kingdom of Kazan, Poland, Chersonesus of Tauride, Astrakhan, Siberian, Georgian and the coat of arms of the united principalities of Kiev, Novgorod, and Vladimir, 4 on each wing.

Ru-Main, 18.06.2020

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