Bimetallic coins and commemorative medals are now issued by the mints of many states. In Western European countries, the United States, Canada, South Africa coins of different dignity, in which two or three metals are combined, are produced today with an enviable regularity. Some countries issue them exclusively as collectibles, in others they can easily be found in circulation.
A bit of history
In Russia, bimetallic coins of 10 rubles appeared relatively recently, but the use of two metals in coins is an ancient invention. The history of the appearance of such coins goes back centuries, and today it can be precisely said that the first of them appeared even in the times of the Roman Empire. The reason for this phenomenon was, most likely, purely practical - the presence of two different alloys significantly complicated the work of counterfeiters.
Then for many centuries this useful invention was forgotten and returned to using two metals in the coinage of coins only in the 17th century. In England, to combat counterfeiting in copper coins , a wedge-shaped brass insert was used, and a combination of tin and copper was used for cheaper ones. Among the American cents of the 18th century there are also bimetallic coins.
For the first time in the Russian Federation, coins of this type were minted 15 years ago. Today they are the subject of active gathering.
How much do bimetallic coins cost 10 rubles? Prices and value
Ten-rubble coins of this type are minted in two large cycles. "Russian Federation" - the most common and relatively cheap bimetallic coins are 10 rubles. The cost of "areas" today is from one and a half to five hundred. The second series "Ancient Cities" is estimated in the same range. They are issued in circulation of five and ten million respectively.
Dozens of the first series, often referred to simply as "cities," have been produced since 2002. The coins of this series do not differ significantly in price. Basically, their purchase and sale occurs in the range of 400-500 rubles. For 150 you can buy coins 2009, 2010 and 2011, of all they are the cheapest.
The second of the series "Russian Federation", which is abbreviated to be called "regions", is estimated cheaper by numismatists than "cities". The cost of "areas" does not exceed two hundred rubles. The "Sverdlovsk region", which came out at the mint in St. Petersburg in 2008, is rated the most highly numismatist.
2000 was marked by the release of the first coins of this type. Bimetallic jubilee coins of 10 rubles "Fifty-fifth anniversary of the Victory" are estimated today within the limits of six hundred.
Ten rubles to the fortieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight was minted a year later. A remarkable fact is connected with them: a dozen minted in St. Petersburg, according to experts, costs no more than 350 rubles, and Moscow is estimated at 1.5-2 times more expensive.
2005 pleased the collectors with the release of a new dozen, timed to the sixtieth anniversary of the Victory, and five years later came out bimetallic jubilee coins of 10 rubles, united by the theme of the all-Russian population census. They are assessed as a whole high, on a par with Gagarin and expensive "cities."
Separately, it is possible to allocate 7 ten-ruble coins dedicated to the formation of ministries in Russia. These bimetallic tens have a different composition of metal. For the white inner part of the coin, an alloy of copper and nickel was used, replacing the classical cupronickel. However, the cost of "ministries" does not exceed 500 rubles.
The phenomenon of the NSN or collector's rarity
Very extensive list of bimetallic coins 10 rubles. Today it includes 108 units of different collector value. Especially collectors distinguish three "areas": "Chechen Republic", "Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug" and "Perm Krai". In the environment of professionals, they are shortly denoted by the CNN abbreviation.
Despite the overall low cost of the "regions" series, the TNPs are estimated to be 10-15 times higher. Today, this is the most expensive Russian bimetallic coins 10 rubles.
Cost of CNN
The most expensive bimetallic coins of 10 rubles, due to their value, gave birth to many numismatic myths and legends. So, they are credited with both the long-standing origin and the presence of rare metal alloys in the disk and ring.
The real facts are that all three ten-ruble denominations of the NWF were minted in 2010 at the mint in St. Petersburg. Like the other bimetallic jubilee coins, they are made from a combination of nickel silver and brass. Their peculiarity, which determines the high price, is that their circulation is estimated at several hundred thousand, while the rest came out in millions.
The cheapest Chelyabinsk region - Permsky Kray - go for five thousand, the price for the Chechen Republic starts from ten thousand, and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District is fifteen to twenty thousand rubles. With such a price record, it can be considered the most expensive Russian coin from non-precious metals.
Today, bimetallic coins of 10 rubles are popular as a subject of active purchase and resale among collectors. This fact partly explains the fluctuation of prices for coins of different series. In general, their cost increases, and in the future they will be a good investment.
Particularly the agiotage is growing around the NNP, which is due to their small number. Since the appearance of these coins, the price has increased 10-fold, and the demand for them has remained stable.
This coin is rightfully called a national numismatic masterpiece. Demand for it among Russian collectors is high and significantly exceeds supply, bypassing other bimetallic coins 10 rubles. Prices on them before the appearance of the NNS did not rise above 500-600 rubles. In the case of the NPT, one can safely talk about a real collector phenomenon.