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God Save the Tsar!

CNG 91, Lot: 1682. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

RUSSIA, Empire. Aleksandr II Nikolaevich. 1855-1881. AR Medal (27mm, 8.68 g, 12h). Succession of Aleksandr II Nikolaevich to the Russian throne. Berlin mint, Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich, engraver. MЫ TEБЯ HE ЗAБУДEMЪ (We Will Not Forget You), facing head of Nikolai I Pavlovich / БOЖE ЦAPЯ XPAHИ (God Save the Tsar), facing head of Aleksandr II Nikolaevich. Sommer K 16; Meister & Sonntag 3, 3419. Superb EF, prooflike surfaces, a few minor marks. Rare.

Only one hundred examples of this medal were struck in silver at the behest of Baron Bernhard Karl von Köhne (1817-1887), director of the section for coats-of-arms in the heraldic department of the Russian senate, and well known numismatist in imperial Russia at the time.