Russia 1858-SP FB ruble Dav-283
This specimen was lot 1582 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1858-CNBOB. NGC MS-63. Sharply struck. Toned." This type was struck 1832-58 for Nicholas I and Alexander II. This is a better date.
Recorded mintage: 570,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM C-168.1; Bit-48, Dav-283.
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