Russia 1723 ruble Dav-1658
This specimen was lot 4815 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $3,565. The catalog description noted, "Russia. Ruble, 1723-OK. Peter I, the Great. Lightly toned. NGC graded EF-40." Two types of ruble are listed in the SCWC for 1723; Dav-1657 varies in the arrangement of the emperor's armor and toga. Collecting Russian coins is made more confusing by the plethora of competing catalog numbering systems.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 28.44 g, .729 fine silver, .666 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Diakov-24; Petrov and Severin both unlisted; Dav-1658; KM-162.3.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.