Russia 1786-SP YA ruble Dav-1686

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From Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7155
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 7155 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1786-CNB RA. Catherine II (the Great) (1762-96). NGC AU-55. Gorgeous flannel grey and rose toning with attractive luster." The YA stands for assayer Yakov Afonasiev. The 1786 is the most common date of a type struck 1783-96.

Recorded mintage: 2,600,000.

Specification: 24 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM C-67c; Bit-242; Dia-528, Dav-1686.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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