News Feed


On March 27 (April 9), 1917 the Provisional Government issued the "Loan of Freedom" - to combat inflation and finance the costs associated with World War I. Samples of these bonds are on display in the Russian money museum of Goznak JSC.
During the Great Patriotic War Goznak, among other printing houses of the USSR, participated in the production of bread, rational and industrial cards. The collection of Goznak has preserved their samples made at the Moscow printing factory of Goznak for Moscow, as well as at the Krasnokamsk printing factory of Goznak - for the Molotov (Perm) region.
[18.04.2020 09:58:59]
"Poem about the Soviet passport" was written by Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1929: "I take out of wide pants / Duplicate invaluable cargo. / Read, envy, I am a citizen / of the Soviet Union". However, there was no single passport system in the USSR at that time. It appeared only three years later.
February 7, 1923 was issued a decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR, which initiated the issuance of short-term liabilities of the Central Bank of the Narkomfin "for the use of cash resources of public and private sectors of the economy”. In their production Goznak used a photo of the sculpture of I.D. Shadr "Worker". The image of the sculpture was stamped by a metallographic stamp. This was the first experience after the revolution of using a portrait made in this way on securities. A similar image can be seen on a 5-ruble banknote from 1925, which is on display at the Money History Museum.
[12.03.2020 13:20:24]
In the exposition of the Museum of JSC "Goznak" you can see copper, silver coins of Alexander III, from the date of his birth March 10, 2020 was 175 years old.
Alexander III ruled Russia relatively briefly - only a little over 13 years (1881 - 1894). Estimates of his reign are contradictory, and usually depend on current public sentiment. At this time it is the conclusion of the Franco-Russian Union, the beginning of industrial and trade boom, reference to the Old Russian culture, strengthening of Russia's position in the international arena. Under Alexander III Russia did not wage wars, for which the official sources called the Emperor a Peacemaker.
12 (23) August 1740 in St. Petersburg was born Ivan Antonovich, at the age of two months proclaimed Emperor Ivan III (in modern tradition it is called Ivan VI) and reigned a little over a year: in December 1741 he was overthrown by Elizabeth of Russia. In the short period of his reign coins were minted with the portrait of the Emperor, on which he was "aged" for several years.
October 4th  is the World Day of the Protection of Animals. Commemorative coins of the series "Save our world", produced to draw attention to the problem of preservation and protection of rare animal species.
[13.01.2020 16:24:17]
In one of the showcases of the Museum of the History of Money is a sketch - an image of the sculpture "Red Army soldier"  by Ivan Shadr. This drawing was made in 1922 for postage stamps of the RSFSR.
December 12 is a special day for employees of the St. Petersburg Mint, the oldest enterprise in Goznak.
This date is to some extent conditional. There is no doubt only that the first coins in St. Petersburg were minted 295 years ago - in 1724. They were silver rubles with the profile of Peter the Great, on which the letters "S." were placed. "P.B." - to indicate where they were minted. Since then, for almost 300 years in St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad - St. Petersburg coins have been minting.
[13.01.2020 16:11:20]
Please note: before and after the New Year holidays the Museum of Money History works on a special schedule.
[26.09.2017 14:50:39]
The biggest Russian coins – 5 kilo gold and silver coins minted in the 21st century by St.Petersburg mint are on display. Among exhibits are the smallest coins as well.
Bank in Saint-Petersburg. 1834.
State banknote. 50 rubles. Counterfeited by Napoleons’ army.
[26.09.2017 14:26:36]
Coins minted of wire got the name of “fish scales”. Coins are small but nevertheless very often have “rich” design – not only people but also fantastic animals are minted on them.
[26.09.2017 14:24:29]
Not only money but also design projects are on display on the temporary exhibition “From kerenka to sovznak: money and revolution”. Among them are designs of 1918 with new symbolic.
[26.09.2017 14:20:06]
Plenty of unique items are can be seen in the museum. These are not only coins and banknotes. For instance approved design of the USSR coat of arms of 1923 is on display.
[15.07.2016 16:22:44]
New sections have appeared at our site – “Press about us” http://www.museum.goznak.ru/content/news/about/ and “Gallery”: http://www.museum.goznak.ru/content/gallery/
Participants of the 15th International Financial Congress headed by Elvira Nabiullina, Chairman of the Bank of Russia, were among the first guests of the exposition.
Friday, July 1, 2016, saw a ceremonial opening of the History of Money Exposition located in Anninskiy Cavalier of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, and Arkady Trachuk, General Director of Goznak, cut the band in front of the entrance to the exposition.
[30.06.2016 00:00:00]
The unique giant coins – the gold and silver commemorative coins with the weight of 5 kilograms each – are on display at the History of Money Exposition. They are the biggest and heaviest coins ever produced in Russia. They were struck at the Saint Petersburg Mint – Branch of Goznak.
[30.06.2016 00:00:00]
“Ethnonumismatics” installation shows the “auxiliary” application of coins as a decorative element for clothes, ornaments and interior objects.