Russia 1818-SP SP ruble Dav-281
This specimen was lot 464 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 2,600 (about US$3,258 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Rouble 1818, St. Petersburg Mint, CП. Rare. 5 roubles acc. to Iljin. 8 roubles acc. to Petrov. 8 roubles according to Trapeznikov. Old pencil marks. Very fine-extremely fine." This type is listed for 1810-26 and is fairly common in circulated condition. This date is garners a slight premium over the regular assayer ПC.
Recorded mintage: 16,275,000 (including assayer ПC).
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver, this specimen 20.67 g.
Catalog reference: KM C-130; Bitkin 121 (R1). Severin 2757, Dav-281.
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