Origin: Our Soviet 10 kopeck coins date between 1948 and 1959, perfectly outlining the chaotic decade that followed World War II. They're made of a copper-nickel alloy, featuring the coat of arms of the Soviet Union on the obverse side and 10 КОП (kopecks) on the reverse.
While later 10 kopeck issues from the 1970's and 1980's were produced in much higher numbers, these coins from the 1950's are a bit more scarce.
The 1950's was the decade that saw tensions between the US and Soviet Union build into one of the most significant rivalries of the 20th century. Notable events from this period include the division of Germany into East and West, the Korean War, and the death of Joseph Stalin. All this escalated to a turning point during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which is often acknowledged as the closest the United States and Soviet Union ever came to full-scale nuclear war.
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Your order will include:
- One USSR 10 Kopeck coin, dated 1948 - 1959
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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