Russia 1807-SP FG ruble Dav-280
This specimen was lot 21781 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $977.50. The catalog description noted, "Alexander I Rouble 1807 CПБ-ФГ, Crowned Imperial eagle with wings up and date/Crowned four-line inscription, XF40 NGC. Moderate gray-russet toning with light marks and a dec[e]nt strike." The SCWC records this product of the St. Petersburg mint (СПБ) for 1807-10, with mintmaster FG (ФГ) for 1803-11 and assayer MK for 1808-09. The type is much scarcer than later rubles of Alexander I (Dav-281).
Recorded mintage: 533,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Bit 66, KM C-125a; Dav-280.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.