Russia 1769-SP 20 kopeks
This specimen was lot 4562 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Russia. 20 Kopeks, 1769-СПБ. Catherine II. A very lovely brilliant original mint lustrous example. NGC graded MS-63." This type was issued from St. Petersburg (shown here) and Moscow 1764-96, after which the denomination was suspended for many years.
Recorded mintage: 1,075,000.
Specification: 4.77 g, .802 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Sev-2024; KM-C63a.2.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.