Russia 1861-BM denga

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from the Stack's Bower 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7194
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This specimen was lot 7194 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Denga, 1861-BM. Warsaw Mint. PCGS AU-55 BN Secure Holder. Appealing mahogany hue." This type was struck 1861-63 at Warsaw, which struck dengas 1850-63. A denga equaled half a kopek.

Recorded mintage: 2,819,000.

Specification: 4 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM-Y2.4; Bit-492.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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