Russia 1790-SP YA ruble Dav-1686

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25556
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25556 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Catherine II Rouble 1790 CПБ-ЯA, Bust right / Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with date and value, MS62 NGC. The date appears to be an overdate. The obverse is brilliant, frosty white, while the reverse has a touch of gray patina over lustrous surfaces." This type is listed for 1783-96 and is among the common rubles of Catherine II.

Recorded mintage: 239,000 (a somewhat better date).

Specification: 24 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM C67c; Bitkin 252, Diakov 648 (R2); 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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