Russia 1905-SP AP 5 kopeks
This specimen was lot 1377 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIAN EMPIRE: Nicholas II, 1894-1917, AR 5 kopecks, 1905, a superb example! NGC graded MS66." This type is listed for 1867-93 and 1901-14. The nineteenth century dates are scarce in nice condition but the later dates are common with, of course, the exception of the proofs. This particular mintmaster issued regular circulation strikes 1901-05. In 1914, Russia plunged into World War One, which conflict would lead to the destruction of the regime.
Recorded mintage: 10,000,000.
Specification: 0.90 g, .500 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-Y19a.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.