Russia 1844-SP KB ruble Dav-283
This specimen was lot 10668 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $441. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1844-CNB KB. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Toned with hints of multicolor." This type was struck 1832-58 in large quantities but is today very rare in nice condition. An 1844/3 overdate is noted. The preceding type (Dav-282) is very similar but with a "wings down" eagle.
Recorded mintage: 2,933,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM C-168.1; Bit-142, Dav-283.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.