According to information on the website of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, its board of directors approved a plan for issuing commemorative and investment coins into circulation in 2023. In the category of gold investment coins.
along with the coins “George the Victorious” (they will have a denomination of 25, 100 and 200 rubles, circulation – 100 thousand pieces of each denomination), 500 thousand gold Chevrolets will be issued this year. This 10 ruble coin will contain 7.78 grams of 999 gold.
At the same time, it is planned to issue a commemorative gold coin “100th Anniversary of the Golden Chevrolets” with a face value of 50 rubles in the amount of 1 thousand pieces, it will also contain 7.78 grams of the precious metal).
Chevrolets – the traditional Russian name for gold coins (from “pure gold”, as the high-grade type of gold was called).
After the introduction of a new monetary system by Peter I, the first gold coins appeared – chevroned. Later, the minting of Chevrolets resumed, the technical parameters of the coin changed. The denomination of 1922 (exchange in relation to 1:10,000) streamlined the monetary system, but did not stop inflation.
The appearance of the Soviet Chevrolets was met with confidence by the population, its exchange rate remained stable, and the deployment of the NEP began. He began to penetrate into foreign markets, listed on foreign exchanges.
The minting of the coin was started at the Petrograd Mint in August 1923. The total circulation of minted gold coins in 1923-1924 amounted to 2.75 million pieces.
In 1975-1982, the State Bank of the USSR issued coins of the type of Chevrolets of the 1923 model with the coat of arms of the RSFSR and new release dates. According to the database of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the total circulation of coins amounted to 6.565 million pieces.
Investment coins have the status and technical characteristics of coins made of precious metals, transactions with which, in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, are not subject to value added tax.
Rostov region, January 28, 2021. DON24.RU. A find unique for its time was discovered by archaeologists of the Azov Museum-Reserve on the territory of the ancient city of Akaka. In a piece of a silk shirt.
32 silver Golden Horde coins from the time of the Battle of Kulikov were found, Andrey Milosky, Candidate of Historical Sciences and head of the museum’s archeology department, told DON 24 News Agency.
The specialist noted that the find is unique for the history of Azov. The reason for this was the time period when the treasure was laid:
“There were earlier finds, the Golden Horde coins are presented in variety, but the 70s of the XIV century were a “blind spot” for us, numismatists were surprised that there were no coins of this time slice. In this regard, this treasure is, of course, unique for studying the history of Azov.
Don archaeologists discovered the treasure in the basement under the building. The archaeologist noted that a bundle of a piece of silk shirt was moved there from another place. A pit was built, where various household waste and garbage were poured. Apparently, the silk bundle was not noticed and covered up, and a new building was built over the basement.
“Not all treasures appear when some tired warriors jump, hide coins, they are attacked, killed, and a treasure is formed. Sometimes a person, just drunk.
can hide a stack of silver coins, but with a hangover, he can’t remember where. Such small treasures, 5–6 dirhams in size, exist even earlier, and no specimens from the 70s of the 14th century were found in the Azov region before,” Andrey Milosky explains.
According to the historian, 32 hidden coins in the 14th century were valued at the monthly wage of a professional worker. For comparison, he cited the cost of buying one slave, then it cost about 200 coins. According to the Aviso ad portal, today you will have to pay from 500 rubles to several thousand for one coin of those times.
Unfortunately, there are no prerequisites for finding items related to the owner of the treasure, the museum employee noted:
“We were digging this trench through the center of a medieval city. Wherever you dig, you will definitely find something, but this “something” will definitely not be connected with this treasure.”
The coins will certainly be published, they can be found in databases, but it will not be possible to look at them with your own eyes, Milosky assures. The permanent exhibition of the museum is currently fully stocked.