THIRD ROME, 2 kopek, 1766 MM


RUSSIA, Catherine II, 1762-96, 2 kopek, 1766 MM, Moscow mint, Obverse: crowned mongram in crossed olive & palm branches, Reverse: St. George & dragon R, denomination below, Edge: engrailed with diamond pattern, copper, 32.5mm, 15.51g, C58.5, overstruck on 1762 4k, VG

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Catherine the Great was the German wife of Peter III. She engineered a coup against her husband, who died, and proceeded to a career of reforms and military ventures, many successful. Russia became recognized as a great European power.

Even though most of Russia is actually in Asia, it is considered by everyone to be a European country.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kid will ask “How?”