Russia 1822-SP PD ruble Dav-281
This specimen was lot 43905 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $360. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1822-CNB NA. PCGS AU-55 Gold Shield. Well struck with lovely deep old envelope tone highlighted by iridescent hues hugging the devices that pop out when tilted in the light. An attractive example sure to please." This is a common date of a type struck 1810-26 but nice specimens are expensive.
Recorded mintage: 3,120,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-281, KM-C-130; Bit-135.
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- Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.