Russia 1912-EB ruble Dav-296
This specimen was lot 40769 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $3,878. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1912-EB. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate the centennial of Napoleon's defeat." In 1886, the ruble was reduced to 20 grams after having been fixed at 20.73 grams since 1798. This commemorative is rare.
Recorded mintage: 46,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-296, Y-68; Bit-323.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.