Russia 1844-EM kopek

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Sincona sale 65, lot 219
This specimen was lot 219 in Sincona sale 65 (Zurich, October 2020), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$461 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Kopeck 1844, Ekaterinburg Mint, EM. Good very fine. (Копейка 1844, Екатеринбургский МД, ЕМ. 10,31 г. Биткин 563 (R1). Состояние лучше чем очень хорошее.)"
This type was struck 1840-44 at Ekaterinburg (shown here), Suzun and Izhora.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: copper, this specimen 10.31 g.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 563 (R1), KM C144.1.


  • 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.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 65, Russian Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2020.

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