2 Kopecks 15 orbits

2 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse2 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  reverse

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Features

Country Soviet Union
(Russia)
Period Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-1991
Value 2 Kopecks (0.02 SUR)
Currency Ruble (1961-1991)
Composition Brass (58% Copper, 40% Zinc, 2% Manganese)
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
References Y# 127a,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
Schön# 76a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The coat of arms of the Soviet Union.
15 orbits on wreath (7 + 1 + 7 orbits).

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

The value above the date surrounded by sprays.

Lettering:
2
КОПЕЙКИ
1969

Translation:
2
Kopecks
1969

Edge

Reeded

2 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

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Mints

Л Leningrad Mint, modern-day Saint Petersburg, Russia
М Moscow Mint (Московский монетный двор), Russia (?-date)

Comments

The image of the BU set 1961

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The mintmark if present is above last letter of country name.
According to official technical specifications, alloy of this coin is brass ЛМц 58-2 (58% Cu, 40% Zn, 2% Mn).
In SCWC Krause - Aluminium-bronze.
The Russian (and Soviet) catalogs list the coin as Copper-zinc alloy.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  0.24 0.18 0.43 25%
1962  0.11 0.24 0.32 12%
1963  0.15 0.18 0.27 15%
1964  6.87 3%
1965  0.09 1.20 6%
1966  0.33 0.22 3.21 4%
1967  0.61 0.23 0.30 10%
1968  0.18 0.21 0.27 16%
1969  0.15 0.12 0.27 16%
1970  0.18 0.18 0.36 1.22 23%
1971  0.12 0.12 0.22 20%
1972  0.27 0.12 0.28 16%
1973  0.17 0.16 0.30 18%
1974  0.36 0.13 0.26 14%
1975  0.13 0.17 0.33 6%
1976  0.17 0.12 0.28 9%
1977  0.12 9%
1978  0.11 0.16 0.32 10%
1979  0.36 0.16 0.28 13%
1980  0.17 0.12 0.28 19%
1981  0.12 0.12 0.28 17%
1982  0.16 0.16 0.36 20%
1983  0.16 0.15 0.28 19%
1984  0.10 0.16 0.28 19%
1985  0.13 0.12 0.28 23%
1986  0.12 0.12 0.28 18%
1987  0.10 0.12 0.18 18%
1988  0.10 0.13 0.28 0.67 18%
1989  0.12 0.12 0.22 0.22 0.85 23%
1990  0.06 0.05 0.11 0.22 0.50 0.61 22%
1991 M 0.09 0.09 0.24 0.96 11% Moscow Mint
1991 Л 0.36 0.12 0.19 0.58 0.56 13% Leningrad Mint

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