Russia 1778-SP 10 rubles Fr-129b

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 31277
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This specimen was lot 31277 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Catherine II gold 10 Roubles 1778 CПБ XF45 PCGS, St. Petersburg mint, Obv. Crowned and draped bust right. Rev. Four crowned, cruciform shields with the date in the angles. A nice strike for the issue, with light haymarking and a single hairline in the right obverse field. A very scarce type." This type was struck 1777-82 and superseded the ten rubles of the Czarina Elizabeth which were 16.59 grams.

Recorded mintage: 84,000.

Specification: 13.08 g, .917 fine gold, .385 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Bitkin-36 (R), Fr-129b Petr. (22 Rub), KM C-79b.


  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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