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Denga 1761 (military valves)

Remake the originals is unknown

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Nominal: 1/2 kopecks
Year: 1761
Metal: Copper
Period of issue: Не ранее 1761
Standard weight: 2,56 g
Standart diameter: 18-20 mm
Edge: Ribbed
Denga 1761 (military valves). Edge
Nominal: 1/2 kopecks
Year: 1761
Metal: Copper
Period of issue: Не ранее 1761
Standart weight: 2,56 g
Standart diameter: 18-20 mm
Edge: Рубчатый
Денга (военная арматура). Edge

Description of coin Denga 1761 (military valves):

A remake of project coin, produced in 1762, the originals on this date are unknown.

The obverse depicts St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Above the Saint's head is a five-pointed star.

On the reverse at the top of the par - "ДЕНГА" underneath the date is "•1761•". In the lower part there is an image of a military drum and other instruments on the background of the banners.


Coins of this type was developed by count P. I. Shuvalov to increase the mint of the foot 2 times (up to 32 rubles from pounds of copper). Under Elizabeth to realize the project did not, and with coming to power of Emperor Peter III began a massive pereselenka old coins into new ones with higher nominal value of 2 times.

Because of the image of military fittings, coins of this type have received unofficial names "drum" and "reinforcement". In 1763 Catherine the great ordered the return of the old weight coins, and then almost weight the period of her reign were pereselenka with a return to former value, but with new patterns and monogram of Catherine.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 1/2 копейки:

1. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1743
2. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1744
3. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1745
4. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1746
5. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1747
6. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1748
7. Denga (lightweight) 1/2 kopecks 1748
8. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1749
9. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1750
10. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1751
11. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1752
12. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1753
13. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1754
14. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1757
15. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1758
16. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1759
17. Denga 1/2 kopecks 1760
18. Denga (military valves) 1/2 kopecks 1760
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    The periods of issue of the coin
    Coins of the Russian Empire (beginning of the XVIII century - 1917)
    Elizaveta Petrovna (1741-1761)

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