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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Russia| > IS96531
Russian Empire, Nicholas II, 1 November 1894 - 15 March 1917, Napoleon's Defeat Centennial Commemorative
|Russia|, |Russian| |Empire,| |Nicholas| |II,| |1| |November| |1894| |-| |15| |March| |1917,| |Napoleon's| |Defeat| |Centennial| |Commemorative|, NEWOn June 24th 1812, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte led an ill-fated invasion of Russia. This ill-prepared advance on Russia, and his ultimate defeat on December 14th, resulted in Napoleon's exile to the island of Elba. This coin commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Cossack's victory, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812. This type is 90% silver and only 46,000 were minted. The dies were engraved by M. A. Skudnov.
IS96531. Silver ruble, SCWC KM Y68, Bitkin 334, near Mint State, minor bumps and edge nicks; Russian inscription on edge: Pure Silver 4 zolotniks 21 dolyas (parts) (E B), St. Petersburg mint, weight 19.859g, maximum diameter 33.6mm, die axis 0o, 1912; obverse Russian legend: Alexander I by God's grace Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia; RУБЛЬ (Ruble) below, crown above double-headed imperial eagle, shield ornamented with St. George spearing dragon on eagle's breast, imperial scepter in right claw, imperial orb in left claw, garland tied with x on tail, various crowned shields on garland around; reverse Russian inscription: This glorious year has passed, but the deeds committed in it will not pass, 1812 above, 1912 below; rare, 46,000 minted; SOLD











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