Russia 1802-SP AI ruble Dav-279

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Jean Elsen sale 120, lot 1521
Russia 1802 ruble rev JElsen 120-1521.jpg
This specimen was lot 1521 in Jean Elsen sale 120 (Brussels, March 2014), where it sold for €980 (about US$1,611 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUSSIE, Alexandre Ier (1801-1825), AR rouble, 1802 A[..], Saint-Pétersbourg. Bitkin, 28; Uzd., 1336. Léger défaut de flan. Très Beau à Superbe. (Russia, Alexander I (1801-25), silver ruble of 1802, St. Petersburg mint. Small planchet defect, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The SCWC records this product of the St. Petersburg mint (СПБ) for 1802-05. The type is much scarcer than later rubles of Alexander I (1811-26).

Recorded mintage: 5,360,000.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver, .578 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM C125, Dav-279.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 120, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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