Russia 1798-CP OM 5 rubles Fr-144
This specimen was lot 40348 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $63,250. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. 5 Rubles, 1798-CN OM. St. Petersburg Mint. NGC MS-62. Very RARE St. Petersburg Mint 5 Rubles of Paul I (1796-1801). Fully lustrous surfaces, showing only light contact marks. Very RARE in this state of preservation. Currently the only example of this date certified by NGC."
Recorded mintage: 148,000 (all mintmasters).
Specification: 6.08 g, .986 fine gold, .192 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-144; C-104.1; Bit-2; Uzd-175; Sev-366; Kaim-165.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.