Briefly about the Museum
On October 7th, 2016 the International Numismatic Club opened a museum exposition hall at the Bolshoy Afanasyevsky lane in Moscow. The Museum is located in a renovated historic building of Yusupov-Zinoviev Chambers built in the XVII century.
Golden coins in the history of the Romanov dynasty
The exhibition presents golden coins for the whole period of the Romanov dynasty from 1613 to 1917 - over 500 coins in total. The exposition includes coins from the collection of the International Numismatic Club Museum, supplemented by unique objects from private numismatic collections. Thanks to cooperation, it was possible to collect a great collection of golden coins of the Romanov dynasty period: golden coins that were distributed at the imperial court, granted and commemorative coins.
Among the rarest exhibits is the 1716 chervonets, the only Russian golden coin with an inscription in Latin issued specifically for foreign payments during Peter the Great's trips to Europe, as well as “well-known coins” — the fake Dutch ducats minted by the St. Petersburg Mint for the secret operation of the Russian Empire. In 2018, the exhibition was supplemented with a new section “Release of Platinum Coins of Nicholas I”.
Platinum Russian coins are a rare numismatic artifact, for example, a set of 3 coins from 1839 was minted in only two copies.