Russia 1809-SP FG ruble Dav-280
This specimen was lot 24760 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $240. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1809-CNB OT. NGC VF Details--Excessive Surface Hairlines." The SCWC records this product of the St. Petersburg mint (СПБ) for 1807-10, with mintmaster MK (МК) for 1808-09 and assayer FG (ФГ) for 1803-11. The type is much scarcer than later rubles of Alexander I (Dav-281).
Recorded mintage: 2,177,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-C125a; Bit-73, Dav-280.
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