Russia 1851-SP PA ruble Dav-283
This specimen was lot 40757 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.