Russia 1851-SP PA ruble Dav-283

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40757
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40757 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1851-CNB NA. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Attractively toned." This type was struck 1832-58 in large quantities but is today very rare in nice condition. This date is known with an 1851/0 overdate.

Recorded mintage: 2,400,000.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-283; KM-C-168.1; Bit-162; Udz-1686.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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