Russia 1841-SP ruble Dav-288A

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1651
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1651 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Marriage Ruble, 1841-CNB HT. PCGS PROOF-55 Secure Holder. Reeded edge. Struck to commemorate the marriage of Alexander Nikolaevich and Princess Maria Alexandrovna." This rare type is not listed in the SCWC, likely because of its semi-medallic status, but it mentioned in Davenport. Varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: unknkown.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-288A; Bit-898; Dia-563.4; cf.Sev-440; cf.Uzd-pg. 654, fig. 25 #1.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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