Russia 1819-SP PS ruble Dav-281

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Goldberg sale 78, lot 3539
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This specimen was lot 3539 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $246.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Russia. Ruble, 1819-СПБ ПС. Alexander I. Attractively toned with underlying luster. NGC graded AU-50." This type was struck 1810-26 in large quantities but is today very rare in nice condition. The succeeding type (Dav-282) is very similar but with a modified eagle.

Recorded mintage: 6,355,000.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Sev-2774; KM C130, Dav-281.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.

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