Russia 1855-SP HI 10 kopeks
This specimen was lot 72735 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. 10 Kopeks, 1855-CNB HI. St. Petersburg Mint. Alexander II. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. Deep amber and azure hues adorn the surfaces of this Near Gem piece. The fields are exceptionally clean, with barely any contact marks showing. Highly attractive and original." This type was produced 1832-58 in large quantities. The weight and fineness were reduced in 1867 (Y20a.2).
Recorded mintage: 3,201,000.
Specification: 2.07 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-C164.1; Bit-62.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.