Russia 1713 1/4 ruble
This specimen was lot 60 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 9,500 (about US$11,905 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Polupoltinnik 1713, Red Mint. Novodel. Very rare! Clipped planchet. Planchet defect. Magnificant brilliant uncirculated with attractive grey patina. Collector’s note: 'R. without G. FDC'." This type of 1713 is rare, which would explain why it was restruck for collectors. It is slightly overweight, a common feature of novodels.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .750 fine silver, this specimen 7.18 g.
Catalog reference: KM-146, Bitkin H1094 (R2). Diakov 420 (R2).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.