Russia 1857-SP FB 10 kopeks
This specimen was lot 4345 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. 10 Kopek (Grivennik), 1857-CNBOB. NGC MS-62. Attractive rosy purple toned and lustrous surfaces. Nicely struck features." This type was struck 1832-58 in large numbers and this is a common date. In 1859, the silver was reduced to 0.750 fine and reduced again to 0.500 fine in 1867.
Recorded mintage: 3,110,000.
Specification: 2.07 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM C-164.1; Bit-345.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.