Russia 1915-BC ruble Dav-293

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40774
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40774 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "RUSSIA. Ruble, 1915-BC. NGC MS-63." In 1886, the ruble was reduced to 20 grams after having been fixed at 20.73 grams since 1798. This rare date is the last of the type. Losses in World War One would soon topple the regime.

Recorded mintage: 5,000.

Specification: 20 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-293, Y-59.3; Bit-64.


  • 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.

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