Russia 1786-SP YA ruble Dav-1686
This specimen was lot 7155 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description 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.
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- 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.