Russia 1769-SP CA ruble Dav-1684
This specimen was lot 4564 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $282. The catalog description noted, "Russia. Ruble, 1769-СПБ СА. Catherine II. NGC graded VF-35." The coinage of Russia of the eighteenth century is a confusing and fascinating subject. This type, issued 1766-76, is fairly common as is this date. Catherine the Great began life as an obscure German princess but became czarina after the murder of her husband. The rubles of Peter II were about 28 grams but this type is only 24 grams.
Recorded mintage: 2,200,000.
Specification: 24 g, .750 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1684; KM-C67a.2.
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- 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.