# Coin 20 kopecks in 1961. The cost of coins of the USSR. Species

In 1961, a monetary reform was carried out in the Soviet Union. Starting with the New Year, there is a global replacement of banknotes and coins in the country. Money changed in the ratio of 10 to 1. For a hundred rubles of the old type, people were given 10 rubles in new bills.

Innovation touched and release of coins. There were pennies of a new sample, in which the numbers were larger, and the image of the details itself became more concise and restrained. In appearance, people immediately distinguished the new pennies from the coins of 1958. The difference was striking. Consider a coin with a face value of 20 kopecks in 1961. What are its features and what value is it for collectors of old coins?

Such coins are made from nickel silver alloy consisting of copper, nickel and zinc. It weighs 3.4 grams. The diameter of such a product is 21.8 mm with a coin thickness of 1.4 mm.

## Coin reverse

A beautiful font just above the center indicates the nominal value of this coin - the figure of twenty. Under it is made the lettering "KOPEEK" with small serifs on each.All capital letters.

At the very bottom in a circle are four digits of the year of release, written in a more elongated font. Along the edges of the coin 20 kopecks in 1961, spikes are singled out, one on each side. They are arranged in a circle from bottom to top. In the lower part, each spikelet is covered with two leaves of oak.

The image of all the details is embossed, well palpable. Along the circumference of the coin, there is a rather wide edging, which has 117 serifs on the lateral surface, called the edge or edge.

## The Obverse of 20 kopeks of 1961

Bottom on the obverse of the coin are written capital protruding letters "USSR". The letters "C" in their form resemble side-loaded shoes. Above the traditional coin image of the coat of arms of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In the center is the globe with the contours of the country's territory, above it is a five-pointed star. Below the ball illuminates the sun with numerous rays that are directed to the earth's surface. On the planet - a convex image of a crossed hammer and sickle.

On two sides of the globe on a coin of 20 kopecks in 1961 are sheaves of spikelets tied with a ribbon. In total, there were 15 revolutions, which symbolized the number of republics that at that time were part of the Soviet Union. On each side - seven turns and one in the center, for symmetry.

## Coin features

This coin was produced in large quantities and is of no special value for coin collectors. Except for some special instances. About them now and talk.

Some differences are in the coins of 20 kopecks in 1961 by the number of lines in the spikelets and oak leaves. An inexperienced eye will not even notice the difference, but a specialist with a magnifying glass will notice this immediately. However, to determine the cost of such differences do not play a big role.

There are coins that differ in the distance between the turns of the tape, the number of lines on oak leaves. Some have 2 lines, others have 3.

The price in the circles of collectors for such coins is low, so whoever has such specimens, especially they will not get rich. You can help out at best 200 rubles.

USSR coins are priced at more than 20 kopecks in 1961, if they are flawed. For example, during stamping, the workpiece has shifted and the emblem is slightly offset. Defective coins at that time were not uncommon.

The next interesting specimen will be coins made on blanks for other denominations. For example, when blanks for 3-hopyek coins of 1958 remained at the Leningrad Mint, they were decided to be put into circulation.The emblem remained the same, and on the side of the reverse this coin was already minted. How much is 20 kopecks of 1961 printed on another blank? Here the price will be different. If the 3-kopek coin, then 500 rubles. If you accidentally hit a 15-kopeck billet, then a little more expensive, since it is a rarity.

## The most expensive coins

Even more expensive will be the cost of coins issued from other metals. Melchior specimens are especially appreciated. It is believed that some employee of the mint let into production the remaining unused material.

Melchior can be distinguished from copper, zinc and nickel alloy by any numismatist, although there are products that have changed color from time, and it is impossible to understand right away whether you have a rarity or you have an ordinary cheap coin. How much is 20 kopecks of 1961 made of another metal? Such rare "twists" can be sold for 1500 rubles.