RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Ekaterina II Velikaya (the Great).
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1573. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1762-1796. AR Rouble (23.90 g, 12h). Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg) mint; Nazar Kutuzov, mintmaster. Dated 1762. Б • M • EKATEPИHA • II • IMП • ICAMOД • BCEPOC, C П Б in exergue, crowned bust right / MOHETA • P(OУ)БЛЬ • 17 62, crowned double-headed imperial eagle facing with wings displayed, holding scepter and orb; coat-of-arms of Moskva framed by Order of St. Andrei Первозванного (the First Called) on breast; above, imperial crown; н-к flanking tail. On edge: grained right. Bitkin 182; Severin 1899; Uzdenikov 931. NGC photo graded MS 63, a fine multi-colored example of the first rouble of Ekaterina II. Choice uncirculated and a very high relief portrait with excellent detail. Virtually mint state with just a hint of cabinet rub.
Purchased from M. L. Teller, August 1986.