Russia 1854-SP HI ruble Dav-283
This specimen was lot 1657 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.