Russia 1734 ruble Dav-1673

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33659
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This specimen was lot 33659 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Anna Rouble 1734 AU Details (Cleaning) PCGS, Kadashevsky mint. An interesting example despite the cleaning, with a flan flaw on Anna's forehead, die cracks behind her hair, and a lamination error at 7 o'clock under the bust. Charming toning highlights enhance the eye appeal." 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 1734-37, 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, .802 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 197, Dav-1673.

Source:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • 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.

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