Russia. Vasili Ivanovich Shuisky. AD 1606 to 1610. Silver wire Kopek.

Ancient Coins - Russia. Vasili Ivanovich Shuisky.  AD 1606 to 1610.  Silver wire Kopek.
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Denomination : Silver Denga.   Mint : probably Moscow, but there is no mint mark.

Date : This example is not dated, so was most likely made in the first year of his reign.

Size
: 12.1 x 16.1 mm. Weight :0.87 grams.  This is a fairly small coin.

Grade : XF on a broad flan, minor double strike.  A superior quality example of wire money from this period.

Obverse : Czar riding right. thrusting a spear.

Reverse : Cyrillic inscription that translates to "TSAR AND GRAND PRINCE VASILEY IVANOVICH OF ALL RUSSIA".

These small coins are commonly known as wire money as they were struck on flans cut from lengths of wire.  All have shear marks at the ends, resulting from how the wire was cut up.  The flans are generally smaller than the dies, so only very rarely will very well centered specimens with everything on the flan be encountered (never for some issues).

Price SKU: vcoin4583
US$ 125.00
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Rates for: 09/25/18

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