Russia 1779-SP 10 kopeks
This specimen was lot 4305 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. 10 Kopek, 1779-CNB. PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. Lightly toned." This coin, struck in this style 1777-82 at St. Petersburg, is just a little light to be classified as a dime, tho it is one tenth of a ruble. This denomination was also struck in copper.
Recorded mintage: 1,376,000.
Specification: 2.37 g, .750 fine silver, .057 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM C-61b.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.