Russia 1851-BM 3 kopeks

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31569
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This specimen was lot 31569 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Nicholas I 3 Kopecks 1851-BM MS63 Red and Brown NGC, Warsaw mint. A stunning example with copper-brown coloring atop both sides and substantial luster that gleams from the fields. Very minimal handling is noted for the grade, while needle-sharp detailing throughout the illustrations that readily entertains the viewer. Rarely offered as a type, particular[ly] in a choice level of certification." This type was struck at Warsaw (shown here) and at Ekaterinburg (KM C151.1, much more common) 1850-59.

Recorded mintage: 100,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-C151.3.

Source:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.

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