Russia 1730 ruble Dav-1670

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31548
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This specimen was lot 31548 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Anna Rouble 1730 AU55 NGC, Kadashevsky mint. Attractive and highly original, with bold detail atop a problem-free planchet and a mixture of yellow, golden and russet tone that assures absolute originality. Seldom is this date seen in a more appealing state. From the Jamestown Collection." The coinage of Russia of the eighteenth century is a confusing and fascinating subject. Many ruble types were issued only briefly and can be dated even if they don't bear dates. This type, issued 1730-33, is priced quite a bit lower than previous issues of Peter I, Catherine I and Peter II. The rubles of Peter II were about 28 grams but this type seems to be only 26 grams.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25.85 g, .729 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 192.1, Bit-23, Dav-1670.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part I (1699-1740), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.

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