Russia 1886-AG ruble Dav-292
This specimen was lot 31595 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "Alexander III Rouble 1886-AГ MS62 NGC, St. Petersburg mint, large head. Obv. Large head of Alexander III right. Rev. Crowned double-headed eagle with date and value. Well defined details, with full luster beneath gold and gray patina. Scarce in Mint State." This date is from a scarce type struck 1886-94. In 1886, the ruble was reduced to 20 grams after having been fixed at 20.73 grams since 1798.
Recorded mintage: 488,000.
Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-292; KM Y-46, Bit-60.
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- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.