Russia 1749-SP ruble Dav-1677
This specimen was lot 33928 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth Rouble 1749 СПБ VF Details (Surface Hairlines) NGC, St. Petersburg mint, Attractive for the grade. From the Ohio Valley Collection." This type was issued from St. Petersburg (shown here) and Moscow 1742-51 and is fairly common tho not cheap.
Recorded mintage: 1,106,000, highest mintage date.
Specification: 25.85 g, .802 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1678; KM C-19b.4.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.