Russia (1705) ruble Dav-1642
This specimen was lot 24 in Sincona sale 12 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 75,000 CHF (about US$97,003 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Rouble 1705, Red Mint. Very rare in such outstanding condition! 6 roubles acc. to Petrov. 5 roubles acc. to Trapeznikov. Most attrctive piece with greenish patina. Cabinet piece. About uncirculated." This rare type is among the first crowns of Russia.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen 28.28 g.
Catalog reference: Bitkin 800 (R). Severin 181. GM 18.6. Diakov 175 (R1). KM-122.2; Dav-1642.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Auktion 12: the SINCONA Collection, part 2, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.