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20 Kopecks 15 orbits

20 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse20 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 20 Kopecks (0.20 SUR)
Currency Ruble (1961-1991)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 21.8 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
References Y# 132,
  • 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# 81
  • 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

Hammer and sickle overlain on globe above sun with rays, all within wreath or sheaf of wheat stalks, star above.
15 orbits of ribbon on wreath (7 + 1 + 7 orbits).

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

Denomination and date within wreath.

Lettering:
20
КОПЕЕК
1985

Translation:
20
Kopecks
1985

Edge

Reeded

20 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments


www.rarecoins.ru

In SCWC Krause - Copper-nickel-zinc.
The Russian (and Soviet) catalogs list the alloy as Copper-nickel.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  0.35 0.15 0.14 0.35 0.72 2.13 65%
1962  0.35 0.34 0.35 21%
1965  0.5%
1966  0.4%
1967  1.0%
1968  22.33 0.6%
1969  36.10 0.5%
1970  0.3% Rare
1971  0.4%
1972  0.3%
1973  0.4% Rare
1974  1.8%
1975  0.6%
1976  0.9% Rare
1977  0.35 0.33 0.35 13%
1978  0.21 0.24 0.35 1.61 17%
1979  0.24 0.28 0.35 1.85 22%
1980  0.14 0.21 0.24 0.48 0.99 24%
1981  0.12 0.32 0.28 0.48 24%
1982  0.24 0.25 0.54 25%
1983  0.36 0.34 0.35 20%
1984  0.18 0.28 0.54 18%
1985  0.24 0.29 0.54 13%
1986  0.24 0.24 0.54 13%
1987  0.94 0.28 0.35 16%
1988  0.27 0.21 0.35 0.81 1.28 17%
1989  0.18 0.29 0.32 0.64 0.88 19%
1990  0.18 0.24 0.32 0.59 16%
1991  0.5% Without mintmark; rare
1991 Л 0.47 0.18 0.28 1.18 7% Leningrad Mint
1991 М 0.24 0.26 5% Moscow Mint

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