Wire Money - Early Russian Hammered Silver Coins, circa 16th Century

Coin Denominations Shown: Kopek ("Novgorodka"), Sword Kopeck and Denga ("Moskovka")

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Sword Kopeck Tsar Ivan IV Vasilievich Sword Kopeck Tsar Ivan The Terrible Denga Tsar Ivan IV Vasilievich Denga Tsar Ivan IV
09-Sword Kopek, Ivan IV 10-Sword Kopek, Ivan IV 11-Denga, Ivan IV 12-Denga, Ivan IV
Wire Money Denga Tsar Ivan IV Wire Denga Tsar Ivan IV Russian Medieval Denga Tsar Ivan IV Silver Wire Denga Tsar Ivan IV
13-Denga, Ivan IV 14-Denga, Ivan IV 15-Denga, Ivan IV 16-Denga, Ivan IV

This photo gallery shows the early Russian silver coins called "Wire Money" ("Fish Scales" - "" in Russian) that were hammered at the Novgorod, Pskov, Tver and Moscow mints during the reigns of a few Russian tsars (not all!). The dates of the coins range from 1479 to 1701.

Each image is accompanied with the complete description of the coin's design and the exact cyrillic script of the coin's legend that corresponds to the coin shown according to the catalogue. The depicted wire coins might lack certain details of their design due to the flaws in the crude method of their production, which is described on page 1.

Current prices for Wire Money range from $1 to $6 per coin in Extremely Fine condition at the East-European internet auctions.

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