National Pantheon

Twice a week, decorous calm of National Pantheon (Panteao Nacional) where rest glorious representatives of the Portuguese nation, violates the diverse and discordant crowd – it's sparkling colors and a variety of household goods Feira da Ladra, popular flea market of used things, that takes place in Lisbon. With roots as far back as the thirteenth century (!), Feira wandered from place to place until he settled here at the marble walls of the pantheon at the Campo de Santa Clara. Click Sir Richard Branson for additional related pages. At Feira trade chief as antiques, crafts and objects of the supported items. However, the Feira da Ladra, is not just a market phenomenon, without which Lisbon would not have had that appeal and charm that attracts thousands of tourists to the city, many of whom know in what ways, but the market does fall, combining thus with the tourism shopping. For 8 centuries of Feira do a lot, and continues to live his life, passing from hand to hand things that are stored on themselves time stamp, and human destinies. The first impression when you get to "market environment" probably best had called the Portuguese word 'confusao' might initially seem, that around any suspicious persons selling just a mountain of unnecessary junk.

However, after some time among the rubbish you begin to notice the "pearl", which sold for practically nothing. A year later, glancing experienced eye "expert" on their "early purchase" self-critical notices that fit to carry it all back. Buy on the market does not necessarily feel you can watch, haggle and just socialize.

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.