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Russian Empire, Nicholas II, 1 November 1894 - 15 March 1917, Napoleon's Defeat Centennial Commemorative
On 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), weight 19.859 g, maximum diameter 33.6 mm, die axis 0o, St. Petersburg mint, 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
Russian Empire, Anna Ioannovna, 26 February 1730 - 28 October 1740
Anna Ioannovna and sometimes anglicized as Anne ruled as Empress of Russia from 1730 to 1740. Much of her administration was defined or heavily influenced by actions set in motion by her uncle, Peter the Great, such as the lavish building projects in St. Petersburg, funding the Russian Academy of Science, and measures which generally favored the nobility, such as the repeal of a primogeniture law in 1730. In the West, Anna's reign was traditionally viewed as a continuation of the transition from the old Muscovy ways to the European court envisioned by Peter the Great. Within Russia, Anna's reign is often referred to as a "dark era."WO96727. Silver rouble, SCWC KM 192.1, Davenport 1671, gVF, light marks, reeded edge, weight 25.615 g, maximum diameter 41.3 mm, die axis 0o, 1733; obverse Б M AHHAIMΠEPATPИЛAICAMOДEPЖИЛA BCEPOCИCКAЯ, crowned and cuirassed bust right; reverse MOHETA 1732, crown above crowned double-headed eagle, shield on breast ornamented with St. George spearing dragon, garland tied with X on tail, imperial scepter in right claw, imperial orb in left claw; SOLD
Russia, Nicholas II, 1894 - 1917
21.6 karat gold (900 fine), 0.3734 troy oz. gold net.SH26071. Gold 15 Rubles, Fr. 177, SCWC KM 65.1, EF, weight 12.812 g, maximum diameter 24.5 mm, die axis 0o, St. Petersburg mint, obverse bearded bare head of Nicholas II left; reverse 15 Rubles, imperial Russia coat of arms, date 1897 lower right; large gold coin; SOLD
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