View Full Version : Found a Kopek

11-11-2010, 4:21 PM
I just had to put this out here.I purchased a Mosin 91/30 recently and just started checking out the ammo pouches.Inside coated with the grease from and stuck to the oil bottle was a 1937 1 Kopek coin.Not worth alot monetarily.But thinking of the history if that coin could talk is priceless in my opinion.Sorry for the long post.It was just kind of exciting for me.Thank you for reading.http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx233/sonofmose/kopekpicture1.jpg


11-11-2010, 4:39 PM
very cool. pictures?

11-11-2010, 5:03 PM
That is some prize indeed! We are looking forward to a photo......

11-11-2010, 5:06 PM
I would really like to see photos!

11-11-2010, 6:24 PM
:thumbsup: Cool!

Dreaded Claymore
11-11-2010, 6:51 PM
That is sweet! What a find!

Also, your post is not long at all.

11-11-2010, 6:58 PM
That's pretty cool, I'd like to see some pics!

11-11-2010, 7:19 PM
Is a Kopek still Russian currency?

11-11-2010, 7:54 PM
Is a Kopek still Russian currency?

Good question and I believe the answer is yes.
I think the Russians have always called their money by Ruble and Kopek. I'm thinking it's a Tsarist coin since I doubt any coins were minted after the February Revolution and before the establishment of the USSR in 1922.

11-11-2010, 9:41 PM
I cleaned it up better and I was wrong on the date.It is 1937 not 1917,sorry for the inaccuracy.And also added some pictures.

11-11-2010, 9:45 PM

SoCal Bob
11-11-2010, 10:21 PM
Very cool. The only thing I had sticking to the cosmoline on my oil bottle was dog hairs, so... you win :thumbsup:

11-11-2010, 10:32 PM
I didn't get all the accessories and stuff when I got my 91/30.

But this is very very neat! Thanks for sharing.

11-11-2010, 11:04 PM
sweet find..

11-12-2010, 5:18 AM
Cool thread and a unique find.

11-12-2010, 6:33 AM
Height of Soviet involvement in the Spanish Civil war.
Purge of the Red Army and one of the worst Purge years in general. Lot's of history in that coin.

11-12-2010, 5:02 PM
Yeah that's an awesome find!!

11-12-2010, 8:36 PM
Now that is cool.

11-12-2010, 8:45 PM
Extremely cool. If it were me, I would keep it in the ammo pouch.

11-13-2010, 4:43 PM
Great find. Love surprise's.

11-13-2010, 5:03 PM
maybe it was the soldiers lucky coin? or perhaps his monthly salary he kept hidden so he wouldnt spend it at the bar!

11-14-2010, 4:49 PM
I found dice in the butt trap of a '44 G43, well just one die wrapped with the spare extractor/keeper in waxed paper. Just stuck up in there tight.

Maybe the 1937 kopek was a lucky coin Gramp's gave him. I can't see some knacker sticking it in there or another way could have been a worker wishing to show the man at the front support.

Cool find. I still have a picture of the die and extractor with a bit of the paper. I will have to dig them up. I would keep that coin as some good luck came your way.


11-14-2010, 4:52 PM
Very cool.

I better go out and check those pouches again....

11-14-2010, 6:40 PM
I found dice in the butt trap of a '44 G43,...
Ahhh sweet! Good luck charm for sure!