Russia 1751-M ruble Dav-1678
This specimen was lot 7137 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $540.50. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1751-MMA. Elizabeth (1741-61). NGC AU-53. A wholesome example. Light attractive toning." This type was struck 1743-51 and is rather expensive in nice condition. Later in 1751, assayers' initials were added to the coin and the revised type (KM C19b.5) was struck until 1757 at St. Petersburg and Moscow (shown here).
Recorded mintage: 1,083,000.
Specification: 25.85 g, .802 fine.
Catalog reference: KM C-19.1; Bit-123; Dia-Unlisted, Dav-1678.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.