Item 2008.005.03.001 - Soviet one ruble coins, Lenin commemoration

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Soviet one ruble coins, Lenin commemoration

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  • 1970 (Creation)

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21 coins: metal alloy; 3 x 3 cm

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silver-coloured coins with the image of Lenin in profile on one side and a crest sheaves of wheat, a globe, and a hammer and sickle on the other side. The edge has star and circle markings. Recto reads: A hundred years since the day of birth of V. I. Lenin. USSR. One ruble. Verso reads the years 1870-1970.

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some minor soiling, wear, and scratches.

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heads: "1870-1970." tails: [Russian writing], "CCCP", "один рубль" ["one ruble"].

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This particular design of the one ruble coin was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth.

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