Russia 1737 ruble Dav-1673
This specimen was lot 21777 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Anna Rouble 1737, Hedlinger type, Bust right/Crowned Imperial eagle with date, VF. Slightly mottled, gray patina, with a few minor contact marks. A very scarce variety of the Anna Rouble." Two types are noted for 1737; the other (Dav-1674) has no "X" on the eagle's tail on the reverse. Both are scarce. Collecting Russian coins is made more confusing by the plethora of competing catalog numbering systems.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 25.85 g, .802 fine silver, .666 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Diakov 13, Petr 3 (10), UZD 0730, Dav-1673; KM-197.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.