Russia 1899 AG 10 rubles

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Heritage sale 3022, lot 28914
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 28914 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $499.38. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]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.

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