Russia 1912-EB ruble Dav-297

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40771
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Ponterio sale 161, lot 20681
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 40771 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1912-EB. NGC AU-58. Alexander III Memorial Ruble Alexander III Memorial. Blue gray toning. NGC AU-58." The second specimen was lot 20681 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $13,225. The catalog description[2] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1912-EB. A Second Example of this Classic Rarity. Alexander III Memorial. PCGS MS-62+." 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: 2,100 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-297, Y-69; Bit-319.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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