Russia 1873-SP HI ruble Dav-289

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22571
Russia 1873 ruble rev Heritage 3021-22571.jpg

This specimen was lot 22571 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Alexander II Rouble 1873 CПБ-HI, Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle / Crowned date and value in wreath, MS62 ANACS. Fully prooflike fields with sharply defined devices and light contact marks. Very scarce in Mint State." This type was struck 1859-85 in respectable quantities but not so many as the prior type (Dav-283).

Recorded mintage: 673,000.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-289; KM Y-25; Bit-86.


  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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