Russia 1878-SP NF ruble Dav-289

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2138
This specimen was lot 2138 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Russland, Alexander II. 1855-1881. Rubel 1878, St. Petersburg, HO. NGC AU DETAILS (REV DAMAGE). (Russia, Alexander II, 1855-81, ruble of 1878, St. Petersburg mint, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1859-85 in respectable quantities but not so many as the prior type (Dav-283). Assayer's initials HΦ = Nicolai Follendorf.

Recorded mintage: 8,067,000, most common date.

Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 92, KM Y25, Dav-289.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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