Russia 1725-SP ruble Dav-1664
This specimen was lot 1421 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1725-CNB. Catherine I (1725-27). PCGS VF-35 Secure Holder. Stops below eagle's tail. Lightly toned." Several types of ruble are listed in the SCWC for 1725 including some for Catherine I's husband and predecessor Peter the Great; collecting Russian coins is made more confusing by the plethora of competing catalog numbering systems.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.44 g, .729 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1664; KM-169; Bit-127; Dia-51.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.