Russia 1888-SP 1/2 kopek

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25407
Russia 1888 half kopek rev Heritage 3019-25407.jpg

This specimen was lot 25407 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Alexander III Proof 1/2 Kopeck 1888 СПБ, Crowned Alexander III monogram in wreath / Date and value, Proof 64 Brown NGC. Well struck with mirrored fields and chocolate color." This type is listed for 1881-94. Most dates are common with, of course, the exception of the proofs.

Recorded mintage: 610,000.

Specification: 4 g, copper.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 198, Brekke 21, KM-Y30.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.

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