Russia 1831-SP PD 5 rubles

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40350
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40350 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,174. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. 5 Rubles, 1831-CNB NA. NGC EF Details--Scratches. Short scratches at 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock obverse." This type was struck 1826-31 for tsar Nicholas I and is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 846,000 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 6.54 g, .917 fine gold, .192 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-154; C-174; Bit-6; Sev-408.


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  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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