Russia 1851-BM kopek
This specimen was lot 30910 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $538.15. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Kopek, 1851-BM. Warsaw Mint. NGC MS-63 BN. From the Demarete Collection." The type was struck 1850-55 at Ekaterinburg and Warsaw (shown here).
Recorded mintage: 797,000.
Specification: 4 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM-C-149.3; Bit-867.
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