This coin among all the money of that time is found most often - it is not uncommon in albums of numismatists, nor in ordinary family collections. But it is interesting that this money has more than twenty varieties, and already among them there are very rare and extremely valuable specimens, for which many hunt. —»
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The coin was minted in the mint of Petrograd in 1924, which is indicated on it. The process was led by Petr Latyshev. In Russia, they produced twenty-six and a half million coins (with a tail) - and forty were made in England. This breakdown was due to the fact that the Union did not have enough production capacity to produce the right amount of money at a time, so England provided assistance to the country. The weight of fifty kopecks is ten grams, nine of which are pure silver (900th test).
A half-ruble is called for nothing «a coin of the proletariat». On the reverse, it has a convex image of the worker - it is a blacksmith who raised a hammer over his head, and there is an anvil in front of him. Nearby lay a plow, a sickle, wheels - the situation indicates the reference to the working masses. Like many things of the time, this not only performed its basic functions, but also served as agitational material. The cult of labor and industrious man was embodied in a simple image of a blacksmith. There, on the reverse, the year of manufacturing of money is indicated. The obverse is very similar in design to the ruble coins that were in use at the same time. On it there is an image of the emblem of the Union, as well as the famous slogan advocating the unification of the proletarians.
As we have already mentioned, along with the common standard coins, which have not yet increased significantly in price, rare specimens are of interest. The rarity of this money is due to the usual human error: when producing the first batch of coins, they were launched into the old crocheting rings that remained from the tsarist times. As a result, the inscription about the amount of silver was printed in the Old Slavonic. Plus, the initials of the mint manager, who was no longer working, were indicated. It is interesting that today such coins with «defect» are highly valued - they can be sold for 50 thousand dollars.
Other money, more rare than the main part, can differ by initials, image features (thickness of the hammer handle, blacksmith's head), smooth headland, etc. Each non-standard difference allows to increase the coin value and make it more interesting for collectors.
|Soviet silver one fifty kopeks in 1925 .
|Soviet silver one fifty kopeks in 1926 .
|Soviet silver one fifty kopeks in 1927 .