Russia 1734 ruble Dav-1672
This specimen was lot 24850 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $12,925. The catalog description noted, "Anna Rouble 1734, Kadashevsky mint, MS62 NGC. Fully lustrous, and well struck, with gleaming minimally marked surfaces. The luster is bright, and original, with a touch of golden toning. Very rare in this condition, and the only example certified in Mint State by NGC." The coinage of Russia of the eighteenth century is a confusing and fascinating subject. Many ruble types were issued only briefly and can be dated even if they don't bear dates. This type, issued 1734 only, is priced quite a bit lower than previous issues of Peter I, Catherine I and Peter II. The rubles of Peter II were about 28 grams but this type seems to be only 26 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25.85 g, .729 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Diakov-40 var., KM 192.3, Dav-1672.
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