Russia 1912-EB ruble Dav-293

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40768
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40768 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1912-EB. NGC MS-65." In 1886, the ruble was reduced to 20 grams after having been fixed at 20.73 grams since 1798. This is the last common issue, which ended in 1915. The two commemoratives of 1912, Dav-296 and Dav-297, are both rare.

Recorded mintage: 2,111,000.

Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-293, Y-59.3; BIT-60.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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