Russia 1767-SP 5 rubles Fr-130a

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25558
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25558 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Catherina II gold 5 Roubles 1767 СПБ, Crowned bust right / Cross of four crowned shields, with date in the angles, XF Details, lightly cleaned with a small obverse hairline scratch. Well struck for the issue." This five rubles, tho less rare than those of Elizabeth, is still plenty expensive. It is listed for 1766-77.

Recorded mintage: 90,000.

Specification: 6.54 g, .917 fine gold, .192 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-130a; Bit 62 (R), KM C78a.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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