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Metal rubles and kopeks - coins of the USSR

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Soviet ruble
  • Moscow
  • of 22 402 200 sq. km
  • Russian (state), more than 120 national languages

Monetary unit of Soviet Union was the ruble which consisted of 100 kopeks. In the cash circulation there were coins of denomination 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 kopeks and 1 ruble.

The First coins the Soviet Russia after a civil war, rapped out in 1921 were 10, 15, 20 and 50 kopeks and 1 ruble from silver. The gold chervonets has been entered into the circulation in 1923. On these coins the arms of RSFSR have been represented. In 1924 copper coins 1, 2, 3 and 5 kopeks, along with silver 10, 15 and 20 kopeks, 1 fifty-kopeck piece (50 kopeks) and 1 ruble have been manufactured. This year coins were minted already with the plotting of the arms of Soviet Union. Copper coins of 1/2 kopeks have been entered in 1925. In 1926 Aluminum-Bronze the alloy has replaced copper in 1, 2, 3 and 5 kopeks, and in 1931, all silver coins began to manufacture from a Copper-Nickel. Coins of that issue remained invariable at denomination of ruble of 1947 and 1961. At currency reforms 1947 and 1961 only notes were subject to replacement on new under the relation 1: 10, coins were not subject to an exchange and remained in circulation in former nominal value. In 1961 there was an issue of new coins 1, 2, 3 and 5 kopeks from Aluminum-Bronze an alloy and 10, 15, 20 and 50 kopeks and 1 ruble from a copper-nickel-zinc alloy.

The Soviet ruble of 1961 was formally equal 0,987412 gramme of gold, but the exchange for gold was never accessible to the wide public. The ruble of that issue supported parity with pound sterling before disintegration of Soviet Union in 1991 when the russian ruble became new currency of Russia.

Nominal value: 5 kopeks
Stamping: 1985
the Material: Aluminum-Bronze an alloy
the Note:
the Obverse of 5 kopeks of the USSR the Reverse of 5 kopeks of the USSR
Nominal value: 15 kopeks
Stamping: 1962
the Material: a Copper-nickel-zinc alloy
the Note:
the Obverse of 15 kopeks of the USSR the Reverse of 15 kopeks of the USSR
Nominal value: 1 ruble
Stamping: 1964
the Material: a Copper-nickel-zinc alloy
the Note:
the Obverse 1 ruble of the USSR the Reverse 1 ruble of the USSR

Notes the USSR

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