Russia 1775-SP FL ruble Dav-1684
This specimen was lot 4458 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $676. The catalog description noted, "Russia. Ruble, 1775-СПБ ОА. Catherine II. Minor haymarks and adjustment marks on obverse. NGC graded Uncirculated." The rubles of Peter II were about 28 grams but shrank to 20 grams by the end of the reign of Catherine the Great. This is the most common ruble of the eighteenth century, being struck 1764-96 in various varieties, but it is not cheap in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 1,648,000 (including St. Petersburg and Moscow).
Specification: 24 g, .750 fine silver, .578 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Bitkin 1st ed-205; Dav-1684; Sev-2091, KM C67a.2.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- 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, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.