Archive for February 2011


Savings Bank

The same can be said about the coins for circulation. Replacement of metal for steel in the coins is not much help: profitable was 5-ruble, 2 rubles are minted at cost, but anything smaller – does a loss. At the same time on the coin of 1 cent U.S. U.S. Bank does not complain. Denomination of the coin about 30 cents, and it is minted from copper. That is, mint 30 penny made of copper in the U.S., where the average wage of workers above about 20 times than in Russia, much better than 50 steel cents minted in Russia, where its metal and a low standard of living. The conclusion here arises only one: obviously salaries of managers of the emission in the country is such that devours the profits from minting billions circulation coins annually.

But what can not be done with the coins for circulation, with a reserve made on memorabilia coins from the dredges. metals. Explanation for the fact that the silver coin in proof of the Russian production is higher in price than the German 3-4 times find it very difficult. Probably the main component of the price of the coin is not the cost of the metal (y us has his own), wages of workers (we have it naturally below), and salaries painter and sculptor (again – below). In this case, note that almost all Russian commemorative coins obverse is practically unchanged – the emblem of Russia, that is the fee the last two named individuals is reduced immediately to 2 times – of a half, and on the coins obverse of many foreign countries are not repeated. For example, the selling price by 5 silver quarters in the U.S. Proof (Ag900) with a certificate, a mass of 6.25 g * 5 on the official website of the U.S. Treasury is $ 29, about 900 rubles, while every American has the opportunity to order these coins directly from the official site of delivery to the door.

At the same coin of 2005, "Marine Corps" in denominations of 1 ruble in the proof of the 925 mass of 7.78 g sold in the Savings Bank at a price .900 rubles. Another run-look for, where to buy this coin. That's such an interesting mathematics. But, despite all foregoing interest in collecting our coins will not go out ever. Yet their coins – they are somehow closer to the heart. For me personally.