Russia 1869-SP HI ruble Dav-289
This specimen was lot 812 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 3,000 (about US$3,760 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Rouble 1869, St. Petersburg Mint, HI. 2.5 roubles according to Petrov. 3 roubles acc. to Trapeznikov. About uncirculated." This type was struck 1859-85 in respectable quantities but not so many as the prior type (Dav-283).
Recorded mintage: 285,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver, this specimen 20.64 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-289; KM Y25; Биткин 82. Severin 3793.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.