Russia 1804-SP FG ruble Dav-279
This specimen was lot 1648 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $5,288. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1804-CNB OT. NGC MS-62. Mintage struck for the Russian holding of Jever in Germany. Toned with underlying luster." The SCWC records this product of the St. Petersburg mint (СПБ) for 1802-05, with mintmaster FG (ФГ) for 1803-11. The type is much scarcer than later rubles of Alexander I (1811-26).
Recorded mintage: 4,355,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM C-125; Bit-38, Dav-279.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.