Russia 1748-SP ruble Dav-1677

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40744
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40744 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $881. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1748. NGC XF-45. Elizabeth (1741-61). Nicely toned." This type was issued from St. Petersburg (shown here) and Moscow 1742-51 and is fairly common tho not cheap.

Recorded mintage: 634,000.

Specification: 25.85 g, .802 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1678; KM C-19b.4; Bit-171; Dia-2.


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  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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