THIRD ROME 2 kopek 1800 KM


RUSSIA, EMPIRE, 2 kopek, 1800 KM, copper, 35mm, 17.82g, C95.4, XF

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Kolyvan is a town in western Siberia.

Paul was the son of Catherine the Great and, as the saying goes, someone. He was head of the Knights of Malta and spend a substantial part of his mental energy on that topic. He interfered in the French Revolution and did things with various German States that irritated some people. He also came up with some ideas to reform the army that no one liked. Then he promoted the status of “free people” and serfs, which annoyted the nobility, who liked to do whatever they wanted to. He was assassinated by soldiers.

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

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of anarchy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

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.