Russia 1914-BC ruble Dav-293
This specimen was lot 22960 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $470. The catalog description noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1914-BC. NGC EF-45. An appealing straight graded piece with even tone and residual luster." 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 commemorative of 1914, Dav-299, is rare.
Recorded mintage: 536,000.
Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM Y-59.3; Bit-69.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
- 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.