3 Kopecks 15 orbits

3 Kopecks (15 orbits) - obverse3 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 3 Kopecks (0.03 SUR)
Currency Ruble (1961-1991)
Composition Brass (58% Copper, 40% Zinc, 2% Manganese (ЛМц 58-2))
Weight 3 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.22 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
Number N# 766
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Y# 128a,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 77
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

Value and date within wheat sprigs.

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
3
КОПЕЙКИ
1989

Translation: 3 Kopecks

Edge

Reeded

3 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

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Mints

M Moscow Mint (Московский монетный двор), Russia (?-date)
Л Saint Petersburg / Leningrad / Petrograd, Russia (1724-date)

Comments

Varieties exist.


www.rarecoins.ru

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

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.20 32%
1962  $ 3.30 4%
1965  $ 4.60 2%
1966  $ 0.11 $ 1.40 $ 2.10 4%
1967  $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.43 7%
1968  $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.71 10%
1969  $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.56 $ 2.70 11%
1970  $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.52 24%
1971  $ 0.06 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 21%
1972  $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 21%
1973  $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 15%
1974  $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.24 14%
1975  $ 0.16 $ 0.26 $ 0.61 $ 0.68 $ 0.96 7%
1976  $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 11%
1977  $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.35 10%
1978  $ 0.15 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 11%
1979  $ 0.05 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.32 $ 0.46 $ 0.94 15%
1980  $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.62 $ 0.77 20%
1981  $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 18%
1982  $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 $ 0.33 $ 1.00 22%
1983  $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.22 $ 0.66 21%
1984  $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.24 21%
1985  $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 18%
1986  $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.24 18%
1987  $ 0.14 $ 0.15 $ 0.31 $ 0.38 $ 1.10 15%
1988  $ 0.06 $ 0.15 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.26 $ 1.10 17%
1989  $ 0.03 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.56 19%
1990  $ 0.05 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.63 21%
1991 Л $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.32 $ 0.88 14% Leningrad Mint
1991 М $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.26 $ 0.48 9% Moscow Mint

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