Russia (1701) 10 kopeks
This specimen was lot 31343 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "Peter I (the Great) Novodel Grivennik (10 Kopecks) 1701 AU58 NGC, Kadashevsky mint, A bit softly struck in the central areas, with luster beneath gray patina and only a few light marks. Rare." Altho Russia was nominally on a decimal system, this coin being a tenth of a ruble or ten kopeks, we may be sure that the peasants who used this coin called it a grivennik. This rare type of 1701-02 is probably available only as a novodel or restrike.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.8 g, .802 fine silver, .072 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 104, Bit-H738 (R2), Diakov-25 (R2).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.