“MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) — Rare ancient coins and medals have been displayed at an exhibition at the Central Museum of Modern History in Moscow on Tuesday. More than 350 rare exhibits are on display. The collection will be put under the hammer at an auction on January 29.
A one-rouble platinum coin that dates back to 1801 was minted by the St. Petersburg Mint Factory. It is one the most interesting exhibits. It will be put under the hammer at a starting price of 26,000 dollars,
A 12-rouble coin dating back to 1931 with a picture of Emperor Alexander the First on its side is expected to be of interest as well. Its starting price was put at 10,000 dollars. The coin has two replicas that belong to museum collections. It is the first time that the coin with a picture of Alexander I will be sold at an auction.
The most unique lot of the whole collection is a silver coin equivalent to half-crown that dates back to 1702 and has a picture of Russian Emperor Peter the Great on its side.”
By DAVID TIRRELL-WYSOCKI
Associated Press Writer
November 29, 2004
“CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – When rare coin expert John Kraljevich holds a 2,400-year-old gold coin in his hand, visions of centuries of drama, even intrigue and mystery fill his head.
…Kraljevich, the company’s director of numismatic research, said the 2,800 coins from fabled collector Louis Eliasberg are drawing so much interest because they include a huge variety from around the world and have been hidden away in a bank vault in Baltimore for more than 40 years.”
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