Russia 1769-KM 2 kopeks

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Sincona sale 19, lot 351

This specimen was lot 351 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 50 (about US$63 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "2 Kopecks 1769, Suzun Mint, KM. About very fine." This type was struck 1764-80 for circulation in Siberia and is today common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.1 g, copper, this specimen 12.79 g.

Catalog reference: KM C-4 (listed under Siberia); Bitkin 1102. GM 11.3.


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  • [1]Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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