Russia 1732 ruble Dav-1670

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UBS sale 85, lot 1412
This specimen was lot 1412 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUSSLAND Anna Iwanovna, 1730-1740 Rubel 1732, Moskau. Gekröntes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekrönter Doppeladler mit Georgswappen auf der Brust. Kl. Schrötlingsf. Fast vorzüglich." (Russia, Anna Ivanovna, 1730-40, ruble of 1732, Moskow mint. Obverse: crowned bust facing right; reverse: crowned double-headed eagle bearing a shield depicting St. George and the dragon. Hairlines, nice extremely fine.)
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: silver, this specimen 25,36 g.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 47, Uzdenikov 703, Dav-1670, KM 192.1.


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  • 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.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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