3 Kopecks 15 orbits

3 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse3 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 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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1991
References Y# 128a,
  • 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# 77
  • 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 ribbons on wreath (7 + 1 + 7 ribbons).

Lettering: СССР

Translation: USSR

Reverse

Value and date within wheat sprigs.

Lettering:
3
КОПЕЙКИ
1989

Translation: 3 Kopecks

Edge

Reeded

3 Kopecks (15 orbits) -  obverse

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Mints

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

Comments

Varieties exist.


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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  0.11 0.13 0.13 0.18 0.25 32%
1962  3.25 3%
1965  4.72 2%
1966  1.58 4%
1967  0.10 0.27 0.50 7%
1968  0.24 0.18 10%
1969  0.16 0.22 0.29 11%
1970  0.13 0.16 0.18 0.28 24%
1971  0.21 0.17 0.21 22%
1972  0.41 0.12 0.16 0.18 22%
1973  0.12 0.12 0.16 15%
1974  0.36 0.22 0.28 14%
1975  0.39 0.16 0.70 7%
1976  0.13 0.17 0.28 11%
1977  0.40 0.16 0.41 10%
1978  0.19 0.17 0.25 11%
1979  0.34 0.18 0.36 15%
1980  0.12 0.13 0.11 20%
1981  0.13 0.17 0.21 18%
1982  0.15 0.18 0.28 23%
1983  0.12 0.18 0.28 21%
1984  0.08 0.07 0.25 0.18 0.25 22%
1985  0.17 0.12 0.28 18%
1986  0.24 0.16 0.25 18%
1987  0.19 0.12 0.35 15%
1988  0.34 0.18 0.18 1.21 17%
1989  0.24 0.18 0.44 0.73 20%
1990  0.06 0.24 0.17 0.24 0.06 0.73 22%
1991 Л 0.37 0.15 0.30 0.56 0.88 14% Leningrad Mint
1991 М 0.18 0.24 0.54 9% Moscow Mint

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