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Information please...Russian? I inherited a little foreign coin collection...

KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've been primarily a US coin collector since the 1970's.

This year I inherited a fun collection of foreign coins and currency from my step Mom's late father.
He did a lot of traveling and random coin collecting.

This one is pretty. I'd love to know more. Please and thank you!

Coins are Neato!

"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright


  • Top50SetBuilderTop50SetBuilder Posts: 929 ✭✭✭

    Fake rouble

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 9,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a Lucky Rouble - probably some kind of a good luck charm.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The denomination side says "1 schastlivy ruble"; schastlivy means lucky, happy or fortunate.

    The legend around the eagle says "blagopoluchiye udacha vezeniye" which translates to "well-being, good luck, lucky". Google Translate doesn't offer much explanation of the subtle differences in meaning between those various words for "luck". But you should get the gist; it's a "lucky coin".

    As to age, the Imperial Eagle symbol indicates it almost certainly dates from after the fall of the Soviet Union; the Russian diaspora in the West generally didn't make casual use of the old Tsarist symbolism.

    Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
    Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations"

    Apparently I have been awarded one DPOTD. B)
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