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Moneta



Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
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Russian Empire Centennial Commemorative of the Defeat of Napoleon in 1812. Fabulous double-headed eagle design is by Borodino. This rare and extremely sought after Russian Rouble struck to celebrate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812. The historical significance of this coin can not be over-estimated and I'm anxious to see the design Russia will produce for the bicentennial. This wonderful design is representative of the Russian numismatic artform at its very finest. Struck at the St. Petersburg mint under Elikum Babayantz during the reign of Nicholas II. I'm seeking an exact translation of the reverse - can you help? Nice light & even golden toning. This coin was sold at a Heritage Auction (NYC Jan 3 2012) for $3250, before fees.


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Keywords: Russia Russian Empire Napoleon 1812
Denomination: Rouble
Reference #: Y 68
Date/Mintmark: 1912; St. Petersburg
Condition: NGC MS 63
Weight: 19.99 gm; ~34 mm
Metal: Ag-.900

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Registered: January 2010
Location: United States
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May 20, 2010 11:52pm

This is a gorgeous coin. The design work is incredible. Thanks for posting this.


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