Wire Money - Russian Medieval Hammered Coins, circa 16th Century

Coin Denomination Shown: Kopek ("Novgorodka")

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Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Vasiljevich Silver Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV
25-Kopek, Ivan IV 26-Kopeck, Ivan IV 27-Kopek, Ivan IV 28-Kopek, Ivan IV
Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Russian Wire Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Wire Money Kopek Tsar Ivan IV
29-Kopek, Ivan IV 30-Kopek, Ivan IV 31-Kopek, Ivan IV 32-Kopek, 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 Russian internet auctions that have recently been flooded with the Russian hammereds.

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