Russia 1797-EM 2 kopeks

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Sincona sale 12, lot 379

This specimen was lot 379 in Sincona sale 12 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$233 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "2 Kopecks 1797, Ekaterinburg Mint. Extremely fine. Obv. Crown broader." This type is listed for 1797-1801 and was produced at the Annensk (mintmark AM), Ekaterinburg (mintmark EM) and Kolyvan (mintmark KM) mints. Later types were considerably reduced in weight.

Recorded mintage: 4,914,000.

Specification: 20.48 g, copper, this specimen 26.14 g.

Catalog reference: Iljin 1, Bitkin 111. GM 1.11 var. KM-C95.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Brekke, B. F., The Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, New York, Galerie des Monnaies, 1977, with 1987 supplement.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Auktion 12: the SINCONA Collection, part 2, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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