Russia 1873-SP HI ruble Dav-289
This specimen was lot 22571 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description 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.
- 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.