Russia 1914-SP 1/2 kopek
This specimen was lot 1003 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 60 (about US$75 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "½ Kopeck 1914, St. Petersburg Mint. Uncirculated." This type was minted St. Petersburg 1908-14 in large numbers.
Recorded mintage: 14,000,000.
Specification: 1.6 g, copper, 16 mm diameter, this specimen 1.69 g.
Catalog reference: KM Y-48.1; Bitkin 274.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.