RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Petr I Alexeyevich Velikiy (Peter the Great).
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1549. Estimate $2500.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1682-1725. AR Rouble (28.33 g, 12h). Red mint. Dated 1725 (Arabic date). ΠETPЪ A ИMПEPATOPЬ ICAMOДEPЖEЦЬ BCEPOCCIИCKИI, laureate, draped, and armored bust right / MOHETA HOBAA ЦEHA P(OУ)БЛЬ, crowned cruciform П monogram with central pellet; I in quarters; 17 25 across field. On edge: (flower) MOCKOBCKOΓO ДBOPA (flower) POCCИCKOI (flower) P(OУ)БЛЬ. Bitkin 968/977 (obv./rev.); Severin 692; Uzdenikov 625. NGC photo graded AU DETAILS, planchet flaw, a lovely well struck coin with two small planchet defects on the obverse legend. Superbly toned in multicolored hues and very well struck..
Ex Schweizerischer Bankverein 42 (21 January 1997), lot 2360.
With its central dot on the reverse, Bitikin seems to have missed this variety.