Russia 1854-SP HI ruble Dav-283

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1657
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1657 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1854-CNB HI. NGC MS-62 PL. Some contact marks in the fields, very attractive. Toned." This type was struck 1832-58 in large quantities but is today very rare in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 3,070,000.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-283; KM C168.1, Bit-234.


  • 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 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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