Russia 1883 ruble Dav-291
This specimen was lot 10674 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $470. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1883. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Commemorative of the coronation of Alexander III. Toned with hints of multicolor." This is a one year type but enough were saved that it is not rare.
Recorded mintage: 279,000.
Specification: 20.73 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM Y-43; Bit-215, Dav-291.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.