Stalin: Man of Steel. Silver coin w/portrait. (black box)

STALIN-BBOX
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  • Stalin: Man of Steel. Silver coin w/portrait. (black box)
  • Stalin: Man of Steel. Silver coin w/portrait. (black box)
Stalin: Man of Steel. Silver coin w/portrait. (black box)

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  • Order Code: STALIN-BBOX
  • Weight/Dimensions: 82 g | 3.5? L x 3.5? W x 1? H
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Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from 1928 until his death in 1953. During his brutal 25-year reign, he established himself as the most powerful, and probably the most feared, dictator the world has ever known—both in the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries like Czechoslovakia. In 1948, after the Communist takeover of that country, plans were finalized to strike special silver 50 and 100 korun coins, to be issued by Czechoslovakia in 1949 on the occasion of the dictator’s 70th birthday. The coins featured a true numismatic rarity: a portrait of Joseph Stalin. In fact, despite Stalin’s enormous historical presence, these are the world’s only circulating coins ever minted that featured a portrait of the man.