Russia 1804-EM 5 kopeks

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71453
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This specimen was lot 71453 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. 5 Kopeks, 1804 EM. PCGS MS-64 BN Secure Holder. Large crown variety. Bold strike, pleasing dark patina, a near-pristine example of the type." This type was struck 1802-10 at Ekaterinburg (shown here) and also the Suzun mint (mintmark KM). The production of silver five kopeks, suspended during this period, resumed in 1810.

Recorded mintage: 26,268,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM C-115.1; Bit-290.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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