The International Numismatic Club museum
On October 7th, 2015 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. The International Numismatic Club Museum was established on the initiative of Vagit Alekperov, the President of PJSC “LUKOIL”. The museum exposition consists of coins from the personal collection of Vagit Alekperov. The International Numismatic Club Museum maintains close cooperation with the scientific and museum community and supports research in the field of numismatics. The International Numismatic Club museum is a member of the International Numismatic Council (INC), which is the most authoritative international body of the numismatic community.
The exhibition presents gold coins from the entire period of the Romanov dynasty from 1613 to 1917: more than 500 coins in total. They will tell many fascinating stories: to the ringing of coins, the Romanovs were married to the kingdom to the sound of jingling coins, they used them in everyday life and as "butts" for revered icons, they paid with them on trips abroad and when gambling, they paid for wars with them and awarded civilians for their services. This exposition presents the rarest specimens, including the first gold coin created in regular minting - the chervonets of 1701, the first gold commemorative coin of 1832. Since May 2021, the Konstantinovsky ruble, the rarest and most famous Russian coin, has been presented at the exhibition. The history of this numismatic artifact is connected with the period of interregnum after the mysterious death of Emperor Alexander I against the backdrop of palace intrigues and the Decembrist Revolt. Until now, this coin could only be seen in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The Museum of the International Numismatic Club has become the only private museum in which the Konstantinovsky ruble is presented.