From the Moscow Mint to numismatists29.04.2013

The Moscow Mint – Branch of Goznak has continued the old tradition and issued a commemorative token to another, the 17th Pan-Russian Numismatic Conference that took place at the end of April.

As always, the Conference organizers divided the limited edition into two parts – one part was given out to the Conference participants who made reports, the other was directed to largest museums of the country be added to the numismatic collections. The token was made of nickel silver in “proof” quality. The token diameter was 39 mm; it was minted in 150 pieces.

Because the 17th Conference was dedicated to 400th anniversary of vocation to kingdom of Mikhail Romanov, two sides of Romanov’s kopeck of 1613 were depicted on the front side of the token. The design idea belongs to a research officer of the State Historical Museum – V.V. Zaitsev.  

The Pan-Russian Numismatic Conference is held by the State Hermitage and the State Historical Museum in turns. According to the established tradition, each organizer of the Conference orders tokens at “its” mint – the Saint-Petersburg or Moscow Mint.

An employee of the State Historical Museum and an organizer of the 17th Conference Evgeny Zakharov said, “I would like to underline the fact that the tokens are produced at the mints free of charge as a symbol of fruitful co-operation between the modern mints and numismatic scientists”.
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