5 Kopecks 15 orbits

5 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse5 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 5 Kopecks (0.05 SUR)
Currency Ruble (1961-1991)
Composition Brass
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
Number N# 765
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Y# 129a,
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# 78
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). 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 on wreath (7 + 1 + 7 orbits).

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

Denomination and date within wreath.

Lettering:
5
КОПЕЕК
1984

Translation:
5
Kopecks
1984

Edge

Reeded

5 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

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

Comments


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

Large and small design varieties exist. Identified by spacing between design elements and rim, most visible on the obverse. 1980 specimens have been found with the small design. 1984 specimens have been found with the large design. It is unknown if varieties exist within the same year or if the design size changed between years.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  0.27 0.28 0.23 0.35 0.35 55%
1962  0.18 0.26 0.29 0.47 18%
1965  0.6%
1966  0.4%
1967  0.8%
1968  0.6%
1969  22 0.6%
1970  0.6% (fr) rare
1971  0.5%
1972  0.6%
1973  7.60 1.9%
1974  0.20 0.23 0.36 15%
1975  0.26 0.35 0.59 7%
1976  0.12 0.59 0.19 0.36 12%
1977  0.35 0.25 0.33 12%
1978  0.25 0.21 0.20 13%
1979  0.12 0.18 0.21 0.39 14%
1980  0.12 0.20 0.32 0.94 19%
1981  0.16 0.26 0.20 0.35 22%
1982  0.13 0.20 0.22 0.33 18%
1983  0.12 0.19 0.20 0.35 12%
1984  0.12 0.18 0.32 12%
1985  0.26 0.20 0.35 13%
1986  0.13 0.19 0.23 16%
1987  0.08 0.59 0.18 0.29 0.50 0.88 19%
1988  0.11 0.18 0.15 0.30 1.54 19%
1989  0.12 0.11 0.21 0.30 1.30 18%
1990  0.13 0.23 0.27 0.49 17% Without mintmark
1990 М 0.6% Moscow Mint
1991 Л 0.23 0.23 0.29 0.48 0.53 16% Leningrad Mint
1991 М 0.13 0.23 0.29 0.82 1.49 16% Moscow Mint

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