RUSSIA, 2 kopek, 1797 EM

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RUSSIA, EMPIRE, 2 kopek, 1797 EM, copper, C95.3, flaws, cleaned F

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Description

In 18th and 19th century Russia they cared about the intrinsic value of copper coins, a tell of the low level of the Russian economy.

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.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.