Russia 1777-KM 10 kopeks

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Jean Elsen sale 112, lot 1836
Siberia 1777KM 10 kopeks rev JElsen 112-1836.jpg
This specimen was lot 1836 in Jean Elsen sale 112 (Brussels, March 2012) where it sold for €240 ($375 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUSSIE, SIBERIE, Catherine II (1762-1796), Cu 10 kopecks, 1777 KM, Suzun (Kolyvan). Droit: Monogramme couronné, entre deux rameaux. Revers: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux zibelines. Très Beau (Russia, Siberia, Catherine II, 1762-96, copper ten kopeks of 1777, Suzun mint. Obverse: crowned monogram between two branches; reverse: crowned arms supported by two martens. Very Fine.)"
This type was struck 1766-81 for circulation in Siberia. Many survive today but few in choice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper, this specimen 73.04 g.

Catalog reference: Bitkin, 1038; Uzd., 4328. Cr.6. KM C6.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 112, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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