Russia 1908-EB 50 kopeks
This specimen was lot 25006 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description noted, "Nicholas II 50 Kopecks 1908 ЭБ, St. Petersburg mint, MS63 NGC. An extremely rare issue and the finest example we have seen. Slightly dusky golden patina with nice definition and minor edge bumps." This is a scarce date of a type struck 1894-1914. The fifty kopeks replaced the old poltina or half ruble.
Recorded mintage: 40,000.
Specification: 9.99 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM Y-58.2; Bit-87.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.