20 Kopecks 15 orbits

20 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse20 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer 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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
Number N# 763
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
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.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 81
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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).

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

Denomination and date within wreath.

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
20
КОПЕЕК
1985

Translation:
20
Kopecks
1985

Edge

Reeded

20 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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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  $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.31 $ 0.48 $ 1.01 $ 1.01 64%
1962  $ 0.16 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.33 $ 0.73 21%
1965  0.5%
1966  0.4%
1967  1.0%
1968  $ 20 0.6%
1969  $ 33 0.5%
1970  0.3% Rare
1971  0.4%
1972  0.4%
1973  $ 347 0.4% Rare
1974  $ 42 1.8%
1975  0.6%
1976  $ 13 0.8% Rare
1977  $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.34 13%
1978  $ 0.10 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.31 $ 0.42 $ 0.95 17%
1979  $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.23 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 1.44 21%
1980  $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.52 $ 0.94 24%
1981  $ 0.10 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 24%
1982  $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.48 $ 0.65 24%
1983  $ 0.05 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.31 19%
1984  $ 0.18 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.79 18%
1985  $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.48 13%
1986  $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 13%
1987  $ 0.10 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.51 $ 1.83 16%
1988  $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.31 $ 0.72 $ 1.23 17%
1989  $ 0.16 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.49 $ 0.78 19%
1990  $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.30 $ 0.67 $ 0.78 16%
1991  0.5% Without mintmark; rare
1991 Л $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.25 $ 0.51 $ 1.04 7% Leningrad Mint
1991 М $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.57 5% Moscow Mint

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Kopecks (15 orbits)Picture 1 of a sold 20 Kopecks (15 orbits)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36769
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1976 – Rare UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 65.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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