Russia 1899 AG 10 rubles
This specimen was lot 28914 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $499.38. The catalog description noted, "Nicholas II gold 10 Roubles 1899-AΓ, UNC Details - Mount removed, a nice example with an extremely light mount trace on the obverse." This type was struck 1898-1911 and is the most common of the ten rubles. Three assayers are recorded for this date.
Recorded mintage: 27,600,000 (all three assayers).
Specification: 8.60 g, .900 fine gold, .248 troy oz AGW, moneyer's initials on edge.
Catalog reference: Fr-179; Y-64.
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