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    would you please help me understand the value or the importance of this coin.

    My father worked in a restaurant in Kuweit and received a coin from one of his customers. before leaving the costumer told my father : "you will one day know the value of this piece". Can you help me please. thanks a lot.

    the first face says :государствнныи музеи истории космоиавтики им к.3 циолковского
    the second face : konusu tchaikovsky
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    it doesn't look like a coin without nominal value engraved on it

    more like a commemorative medal
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    Did the customer paid for his dinner or he just gave this thing and ran away while your father was in confusion?
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    yeah no date is engraved on the piece. :/

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    hhhh i don't think so. my father used to be a good athlete.

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    The engraving reads: "Калуга. Государственный музей истории космонавтики им. К.Э. Циолковского" - "Kaluga. The Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics". Kaluga is a town. It's definitely not a real coin. It's a souvenir from the museum. It still can have some value among collectors. I had to mirror the picture to read the engraving. If it is actually flipped over the coin can be a rarity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Полуношник View Post
    If it is actually flipped over the coin can be a rarity.
    He just made a picture if the reflection in the mirror
    I don't think it costs a lot and I also think that it might be a fake. Hard to tell from these pictures
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    i forgot to mention that this happened during the 1980's. that's when my father worked in kuweit. it might be a souvenir from the museum as you said.

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    and the coin is flipped over but i used my webcam to take the pictures. (mirrored for Skype )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer View Post
    He just made a picture if the reflection in the mirror
    I don't think it costs a lot and I also think that it might be a fake. Hard to tell from these pictures
    It doesn't look like fake. and it dates back to the 80's so USSR was still there.

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    Something similar is being sold:
    Подарочная монета им.Циолковского из музея в калуге,привезена давно. - Новосибирск - Искусство, Коллекционирование, Хобби - ост.Цум

    I am afraid, you can't obtain a lot of money, but at least, you have learnt now Циолковский who is famous man in Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmixiv View Post
    Something similar is being sold:
    Подарочная монета им.Циолковского из музея в калуге,привезена давно. - Новосибирск - Искусство, Коллекционирование, Хобби - ост.Цум

    I am afraid, you can't obtain a lot of money, but at least, you have learnt now Циолковский who is famous man in Russia.
    yeah looks pretty much the same. thanks a lot.
    actually i don't intend to sell it. my father is a collector and wanted to know its value.
    thanks again.

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