THIRD ROME, 2 kopek, 1811 SPB-PS


RUSSIA, Alexander I, 1801-25, 2 kopek, 1811 SPB-PS, St. Petersburg mint, Obverse: crowned double headed eagle, Reverse: crowned denomination in crossed olive branches, Edge: plain, copper, 29mm, 13.84g, C118.6, flaws, edge nicks, aVF

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Alexander I became involved in the Napleonic wars, and Russia was the key factor in the fall of the French Emperor.

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?”