Russia 1790-KM 1/4 kopek

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Sincona sale 19, lot 318

This specimen was lot 318 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,400 (about US$1,755 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Polushka 1790, Suzun Mint, KM. Rare. 4 roubles acc. to Iljin. 2.5 roubles according to Petrov. 4 roubles according to Trapeznikov. Extremely fine." The polushka or quarter kopek was the smallest denomination and was produced in large numbers, tho the Suzun mint issues are scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.6 g, copper, this specimen 2.53 g.

Catalog reference: KM C-55.4; Bitkin 848 (R1). GM 29.15.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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