Russia 1795-SP 10 kopeks
This specimen was lot 331 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,650 (about US$2,068 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Grivennik 1795, St. Petersburg Mint. Rare. 3 roubles acc. to Iljin. Minor scratch. About uncirculated and lustrous." This coin, struck in this style 1783-96, 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: 1,230,000.
Specification: 2.37 g, .750 fine silver, this specimen 2.27 g.
Catalog reference: KM C-61c; Bitkin 517.
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- Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.