Russia 1790-AM 5 kopeks

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3396
This specimen was lot 3396 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$238 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUSSIA | Russian Empire and Federation, Katharina II. 1762-1796. 5 Kopeken 1790, Anninskoye. Vorzüglich-FDC. (empire of Russia, Catherine II (the Great), 1762-96, five kopeks of 1790, Anninskoye mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
Hundreds of millions were issued between the Annensk, Moscow, Sestroretsk, Kolyvan, Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg mints. Many survive today but few in choice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 51.19 g, copper, this specimen 52.85 g.

Catalog reference: KM C-59.2, Bitkin 860.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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