Russia 1763-MM 2 kopeks

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24742
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This specimen was lot 24742 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. 2 Kopek, 1763-MM. Catherine II (the Great) (1762-96). NGC EF-40 BN. Nice attractive brown patina and free from any major defects." The coinage of Russia of the eighteenth century is a confusing and fascinating subject. This type, issued in large numbers 1763-96 from Moscow (shown here), St. Petersburg, Annensk, Kolyvan and Feodesia, bore mintmarks in contrast to the issue of the empress Elizabeth.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 20.48 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM C-58.5.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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