Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Russia


Official Name: Russian Federation
National Name: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Alternate Names: CCCP; Mapka; Mapok; Rossiya; Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (former name); (formerly part of Soviet Union; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; USSR)
Monetary Units: On January 1, 1998, a (new) ruble was introduced; 1 (new) ruble is equivalent to 1,000 (old) rubles; 1 ruble (Rub) = 100 kopecks
Location: Northern Asia (that part west of the Urals is sometimes included with Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean.
Mineral Resources: Wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, iron, zinc, lead, nickel, aluminum, molybdenum, gold, platinum, and many other strategic minerals.



Russia Scott 2824 Russia Scott 2825 Russia Scott 2826
Topaz
Russia
Scott 2824
2 kopecks
Quartz (var. Jasper)
Russia
Scott 2825
4 kopecks
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Russia
Scott 2826
6 kopecks
 
Russia Scott 2827 Russia Scott 2828 Russia Scott 2829
Beryl (var. Emerald)
Russia
Scott 2827
10 kopecks
Rhodonite
Russia
Scott 2828
12 kopecks
Malachite
Russia
Scott 2829
16 kopecks

This set of 6 stamps was issued on 26 Dec 1963 and shows natural, unpolished specimens.



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