Coins have been used as a form of currency across the world for almost three thousand years. Much like today, the earliest coins were formed from metals, with more precious metals reflecting higher monetary value. The most common shape of coin is a flat, rounded disc shape, which also tends to be small in size. Antique and rare coins can hold high value on the collectors' market, and some coins produced by Russia can be of particular interest to numismatists. The ruble - the official currency of Russia - is the second oldest national currency in the world; for eight centuries, it was used across Russian territories. Rare examples of ruble coins include the Constantine ruble, a silver coin with the portrait of the grand duke Constantine. Ruble coins supposedly depicting Ivan the Terrible - Grand Prince of all Russia in the 16th century - can be found on the collectors' market.
Please see photos for details. The Early Russian silver hammered coins are often referred to as "Wire Money" due to an unusual method of their production. The wire coins are also called "Fish Scales" - Cheshuiki in Russian. They were produced from as early as the 14th century and as late as the 18th century. These coins were struck at the Novgorod, Pskov, Tver and Moscow mints during the reigns of a few Russian rulers. Created from silver wire that Thalers had brought to Russia from European kin
Established in 1918 by Samuel Kravet, a Russian tailor who had just arrived in New York, Kravet has grown into an international brand trusted by interior designers for high-quality, luxury fabric, furniture, wallcoverings, trimmings, carpets, and accessories. Plush but stylish, this coin-patterned accent pillow boasts a knife-edged finish. An invisible zipper ensures this cotton-and-linen decorative pillow fits seamlessly into any space.
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Description: Russian Lacquer Box: Magnificent Portrait of Czar Nicholas II in Exquisite Detail. One of the finest lacquer boxes in the auction is from Mstera, Russia by the artist Kurghatkin. An exceptionally elaborate portrait of a young Czar Nicholas II surrounded in an oval of foliate design and filligree of spectacular gold detail. Box measures 1 x 3½ x 3¾ with sides in complimenting filligree design. Exceptional piece in perfect condition that impresses and a fine addition to any collection
Description: Russian Lacquer Boxes: Unique Deorated Box Containing Four Volumes of Russian Folk Tales Each with Lacquered Covers + 2 More. A unique Russian lacquer box from Palekh, Russia elaborately painted with fantastic Russian folklore scenes on the lid of near surreal imagery which opens to four volumes of miniature sized books each with unique lacquered covers. The books are in Russian and English text, beautifully illustrated with gold gilt edged papers. The stories are "The Swan-Geese",
Description: Shuttle & Russian Mir Space Station: Full File Box Property of the Flight Director of the Early US/Russia Cooperation. File box of documents, memos, transparencies, photos, memorandum, operational challenges, 25 mission decals both in Russian and English and much more regarding the earliest days of the Shuttle/Mir docking missions. Ultimately 9 such docking missions took place, STS-71 to STS-91. This file box barely scratches the surfaces of the staggering challenges of the mission,
Coin, Russia, Nicholas I, 3 Roubles, 1830, St. Petersburg, VF(30-35), Platinum,The low mintage figures incorporated in the following listings of Russian platinum issues are not necessarily reflective of relative scarcity as many of the issues were restruck at later dates using original dies in unrecorded quantities.
Description: Alexander Gregorievich Tishler: Russian-Soviet Union Painter, Watercolorist and Costume Designer "Bearing Candles" (1898-1980) Alexander Grigorievich Tishler, celebrated and much admired painter active and lived in the Russian Federation. Tishler also created fanciful and elaborate costumes and designs for theater. Offered is one of his more abstract watercolor and ink on paper from evidently from 1963. Very typical of his work especially the woman wearing extraordinary headwear thi
Description: Russian Lacquer Boxes: Outstanding Collection of Six Beautiful Boxes from Palekh, Fedoskino and Mstera Russia. Very fine collection of six (6) Russian lacquer boxes from three cities very well known for their creation of the prized jewels. The largest is from Fedoskino 1½ x 6 x 3" with a farm girl taking a welcome break in the fields, a basket of fruit at her feet and a sickle to her side. A lovely painted scene of rural life with the sides a tartan style design. But the most beauti
Description: Two Rare Catalogs/Books of the Russian Avant-Garde Movement (1915 & 1917), Text in Russian, Profusely Illustrated. From the collection of acclaimed expert on the Russian Avant-Garde Movement and Early Russian Graphic Art, Viktor Kholodkov (1948-2015) who brought to the fore in the US the first half century of Russian Art 1.) "Fine Art Section; Imperia Moscow and Rumyantsev Museum) 2.) "Catalogue of Artworks of the City Gallery of Pavel and Sergey Tretyakov". Extremely rare texts in
Description: Three Exquisite Russian Lacquer Boxes from Palekh and Fedoskino Russia. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and intricate borders frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. In the offer are three wonderful Russian lacquer boxes all acquired at galleries in Alaska. 1.) The smallest box is t
Description: 11 Beautiful Pieces of 19th Century Russian .875 Silver and Enamel Flatware and. Beautiful Russian silver flatware with beautiful foliate design in slate gray enamel. Marked 84 with St. George slaying the Dragon city mark with maker's mark of cyrillic letters E and backward R, which puts the date late 19th Century. Three knives, three forks and three spoons plus two additional spoons of slightly different foliat design but in the same enamel. Approximately 38 ozt. These are beautifu
Description: Aleksei Vladimirovich Isupov: Celebrated Russian/Italian Artist Original Oil on Canvas "Rendezvous in the Forest" (1889-1957) Isupov (Isupoff) studied art three years in Moscow, in the Russian military between 1915-1917 and then moved to Italy 9 years later for health issues and continued his studies in painting of Post-Impressionist landscapes, genre paintings (including voluptuous nudes) and particular interest, horses. During World War II he was an active participant of the resis
Description: Russian Lacquer Boxes: From Palekh, Russia Boasting Wonderful Folklore Scenes in a Variety of Shapes. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and intiricate borders frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. 1.) Unusual cylindrical box 3 x 2¾ x 2¾" by the artist V. Kotov with a folklore hunt s
Description: Russian Lacquer Boxes: Stunning Table and Chair Set Resplendent In Handpainted Folklore Scenes, Rare. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and trims frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. Offered is a table and chair set and yes the chairs are boxes. The table 3½ x 4½ x 4½" with a drawe
Description: Russian Lacquer Box; Historic Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, Moscow. Exquisitely painted Russian lacquer box of the historic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Lacquer box is signed by the artist and dated 1967. 2½ x 6 x 4¼". Very minor evidence of handling. One fleabite on steps of theatre and chip on base at rear of box. Otherwise a very attractive piece, with again, the theatre beautifully rendered atop the lid. Estimate Value $500 - UP
Description: Scarce Antique Russian Samovar by Vasily Gudkov, Silver Plate on Brass. A samovar (literally "self-boiler") is a metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia and the Middle East. Since the heated water is typically used to make tea, many samovars have a ring-shaped attachment around the chimney to hold and heat a teapot filled with tea concentrate. Offered is a beautiful antique gourd-shaped Russian samovar by maker Vasily Gudkov. Very attractive pa
No gamer's collection would be complete without this Silver 35th Anniversary Tetris Colorized Proof from the New Zealand Mint. The iconic brand marks its 35th anniversary on June 6, 2019. The coin comes from a mintage of just 3,000 pieces, each one of which was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver. The coin comes in its original mint packaging, which includes a themed box that is in the shape of an arcade game. The Kremlin is on the side of the box in a reference to the game's Russian o
Description: Russian Lacquer Box: Medium-Large "Snowball" Black Lacquer Box with Stunning Handpainted Folklore Scene. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and intricate accents frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. Offered is a superior "snowball" styled black lacquer box with the story of "The Sev
Description: Pair Of Beautifully Preserved Russian Trilobites. The complete enrolled 2 inch Neoasaphus kowalewski was a very strange looking trilobite with extremely long one inch eyestalks from the Wolchow River near St. Petersburg, Russia. The second trilobite is a dark brown 3.5 inch long Neoasaphus trilobite with the more normal sized compound eyes. Trilobites from St. Petersburg, Russia are famous for being found complete with outstanding detail. Both of these trilobites are original with n
Description: Alexandre Mikhailovich Rodchenko: Acclaimed Founder of the Russian Constructivist Group Along With Kandinsky "Untitled Composition" (1891-1956) Originally an industrial and graphic designer, Rodchenko became the leader of the Constructivist Group within Inkhuk, the Institute of Artistic Culture founded in 1920 with help from Kandinsky. His works are bold and singularly expressive. This undated gouache on paper "Untitled" comes to us from a collector of fine Russian art in Brooklyn.
This Silver Russian St. George gives collectors of many of the better known annual issues the opportunity to diversify their collections. The coin has a relatively low mintage for a bullion coin, with just 300,000 pieces struck. It is guaranteed by the Russian Mint for weight, 1 oz., and purity, .999 fine silver.
DLRC #: 1787637 // PCGS #: MiscLotUS A Victor D. Brenner 1907-Dated Bronze High-Relief Lincoln Plaque mounted on marble. Victor D Brenner, a Jewish Russian immigrant, issued these fantastic plaques in 1907. In 1908, while sitting before Brenner for a Panama Canal medal with his likeness, Theodore Roosevelt saw this plaque and suggested its design for a new penny, executed in honor of the centennial of Lincoln's birth. It was the first American coin to bear the likeness of a president on its face
Description: Meir Akselrod "Portrait of a Woman" Wonderful Russian Federation Mid-Century Artist (1902-1970) Supremely accomplished painter and watercolorist specializing in rural village scenes, portraits and costume sketches. This is a fantastic portrait of a young woman and one of our favorite pieces that have come to auction. Beautiful pastel colors and Akselrod has captured a serenity in this rural village woman's face that is lovely. Likely painted late 1940s early 1950s. Art work measures
Description: Alessio Isupov : Celebrated Russian Born, Italian Watercolorist and Painter "Fruit Seller" (1889-1957) Isupov (Isupoff) studied art three years in Moscow, in the Russian military between 1915-1917 and then moved to Italy 9 years later for health issues and continued his studies in painting of Post-Impressionist landscapes, genre paintings (including voluptuous nudes) and particular interest, horses. During World War II he was an active participant of the resistance movement in Rome.
Description: Outstanding Vintage Original Russian Seismometer, Case Made of Bakelite. Rare, handsome, vintage original Russian seismometer with a beautiful glass and bakelite case. Bakelite instruments are highly prized and this one boasts great visual appeal. Seismometer looks complete but not working at present. Difficult to translate some of the cyrillic writing but it appears it was manufactured in Latvia. Again a striking piece for any office and a must for collectors of antique bakelite. W
Description: Russian Lacquer Boxes: Three Unusual and Fine Boxes from Palekh and Fedoskino. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and intricate borders frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. A lot of three exceptionally fine boxes two quite unusual. 1.) From Palekh, Russia and acquired in a gallery i
Description: Russian Laquer Boxes: Four Unsual Pieces all from Palekh, Russia. Russian lacquer boxes remain one of the most collected crafts from Russia in the world and it is easy to see why. Every lacquer box is a mini-masterpiece of, papier mâché with exquisitely detailed painting and intricate borders frequently reaching back to the folklore stories of Russia's history. This lot has some especially fine pieces and they are as follows: 1.) Large lidded oval shaped box with magnificently paint
This magnificent vase is made entirely in silver and inspired by the Russian style. The conic, simple shape of the vase rests on a small plinth and is adorned throughout with twelve coin-like bas-relief decorations depicting the profile of Tzar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia. The coins and vertical decorative elements depicting plants and leaves stand out from the surface of the vase that was bronzed.
Description: Marc Chagall: Beautiful Signed Edition of 200 French Exhibition Poster from 1972. Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985). "Ville de Marseille, Ecouter Voir Elsa Triolet, Bibliotheque Municipale" exhibtion poster. 1972, lithograph in colors on Arches paper, published by Mourlot (Paris), epreuve d'artiste edition, pencil numbered lower left margin, pencil signed lower right margin. (63/200) A representation of the artist's work "Homage to Elsa Triolet" with the Russian/ French write
Description: Al Jolson: Rare, Early Oversized Photo in Black Face While with Dockstader's Minstrels, NYC (1909) (1886-1950) Russian born (Asa Yoelson) American singer, actor, comedian and for years America's most popular and highest paid entertainer. His style and enterpretation of music ushered in the modern musical; his recordings were in virtually every home. Obviously Jolson is known for his work as a minstrel singer at a time where it was a regular feature in theater and vaudeville since th
Description: Dramatic Antique Persian Silver (.875) Pedestal Bowl Boasting Spectacular Repousse Design. Persian (Iranian) antique silver pedestal bowl. Hallmarked 84 (Russian standard .875) Hand engraved and hand hammered in Esfahan, Iran and the designs are spectacular. Intricate and detailed images of hunters, soldiers, royalty and ancient symbols which taken all together absolutely dazzles. A large impressive piece. 10 x 12½ x 12½", 60¼ ozt. Estimate Value $600 - UP
Description: Rare Soviet Union Food Beverage, Coffee with Milk, from Apollo-Soyuz Mission, Property of Donald "Deke" Slayton. Apollo Docking Module Pilot, Donald "Deke" Slayton (1924-1993) returned from his Apollo-Soyuz mission with Russian " Coffee with Milk", packaged like a large tube of toothpaste. Remarkably, this flown, 44 year old tube's integrity is intact, the beverage still sloshing around inside. An immensely appealing item for every level of collector, still boasting the contents lab
Description: Dehydrated Soviet Table Bread Sealed in Pouch, ASTP Mission, Property of Donald "Deke" Slayton. Apollo Docking Module Pilot, Donald "Deke" Slayton (1924-1993) returned from his Apollo-Soyuz mission with this package of dehydrated "Table Bread", packaged in a seal pack. A rare flown item, know the contents are no longer supple, with two cracked in half. But package still has Russian and English label, with contents looking like dog kibbles. Package measures 6 x 3" with two thin velcr