Russia 1849-SP PA poltina

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Künker sale 294, lot 5154
This specimen was lot 5154 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €150 (about US$202 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUSSLAND, KAISERREICH, Nikolaus I. 1825-1855. 1/2 Rubel (Poltina) 1849, St. Petersburg. Fast vorzüglich. (empire of Russia, Nicholas I, 1825-55, half ruble of 1849, St. Petersburg mint. About extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1832-58 and was emitted in substantial quantities at St. Petersburg and Warsaw. This date is common. The assayer is Paul Alexiev.

Recorded mintage: 450,000.

Specification: 10.36 g, .868 fine silver, this specimen 10.31 g.

Catalog reference: KM C167.1, Bitkin 262.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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