Russia 1804-EM 5 kopeks
This specimen was lot 71453 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. 5 Kopeks, 1804 EM. PCGS MS-64 BN Secure Holder. Large crown variety. Bold strike, pleasing dark patina, a near-pristine example of the type." This type was struck 1802-10 at Ekaterinburg (shown here) and also the Suzun mint (mintmark KM). The production of silver five kopeks, suspended during this period, resumed in 1810.
Recorded mintage: 26,268,000.
Catalog reference: KM C-115.1; Bit-290.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
- Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.