RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Nikolai I Pavlovich.
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1598. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1825-1855. AR Rouble (20.44 g, 12h). Unveiling of the Pamyatnik-Chasovni na Borodinskom Polye issue. Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg) mint. Dated 1839. AЛEKCAHДPЪ ПEPBЫЙ Б . M . ИMПEPATOPЬ BCEPOC., head of Aleksandr I Pavlovich right; H. GUBE F. on truncation of neck; below head, laurel-entwined sword right; above, radiant eye of God / БOPOДИHO 26 ABГУС. 1812 Г. OTKPЫTЬ 26 ABГУС. 1839 Г., 1 PУБЛЬ in exergue, Monument to the Russian Dead at Borodino: octagonal column, surmounted by gilded angled sphere and cross, set on Gothic-style octagonal pedestal; all set on three-tiered base. Grained edge. Bitkin 895; Severin 3303; Uzdenikov 4192. NGC photo graded MS 65, wonderfully toned, possessing one of the most beautiful colorations of any coin in this collection. Bitikin lists this coin with an “R” rating.
Ex Spink Australia 27 (2 March 1989), lot 1036.
Companion in design to the famous 1½ Roubles of the preceding lot.