A Russian rarity, the 1876 gold 25-ruble coin of Alexander II,
highlights the New York Sale’s auction XXIX, which is scheduled for
The coin, which has a mintage of 100 pieces, is “the rarest and
most elusive” of all large Russian gold coins, according to the
partners conducting the auction. The coins were struck in honor of
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich’s 30th birthday.
Graded and authenticated by Professional Coin Grading Service as
Proof 58, it shows a “slight hint of handling” and has an estimate of $200,000.
The auction, one of three scheduled to be conducted during the New
York International Numismatic Convention by the New York Sale entity,
offers Russian coins, as well as Russian orders, decorations and
medals. The partner firms for the New York Sale are Baldwin’s Auctions
Ltd., Dmitry Markov Coins and Medals, and M & M Numismatics Ltd.
The auction catalog is posted for free viewing at the website www.theNewYorkSale.com.
For catalogs or more information, telephone Markov at 908-470-2828
or email him at email@example.com, telephone Lucien
Birkler at M&M Numismatics at 202-833-3770, or contact Baldwin’s
in London at (011) 44 20 7930 9808 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some additional highlights:
Russia, Catherine I, 1726 copper pattern kopeck, narrow brim on
hat, Moscow, Kadashevsky Mint, 27 millimeters, 7.97 grams, Bitkin 379
(Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins: Part One, 1699-1740
by Vladimir Bitkin), Lot 2045, “attractive
milk-chocolate brown,” choice Very Fine.
Russia, Catherine I, 1726 copper pattern kopeck, broad brim on
hat, Moscow, Kadashevsky Mint, 25 millimeters, 7.93 grams, Bitkin 378,
Lot 2046, choice VF.
Russia, Anna, 1736 silver ruble, “Hedlinger ruble,” 25.39 grams,
Bitkin 224, designed by Swiss-born medalist Johann Carl Hedlinger, Lot
2055, Numismatic Guaranty Corp. Very Fine Details.
Russia, Elizabeth I, 1756 gold 10-ruble coin, 16.4 grams, Bitkin
75, Friedberg 122 (Gold Coins of the World
by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg),
Lot 2066, PCGS Genuine (Extremely Fine according to auction partners).
Russia, Peter III, 1762 gold 10-ruble coin, 16.5 grams, Bitkin 1,
F-126, Lot 2083, PCGS About Uncirculated 53.
Russia, Nicholas I, 1836 Family silver 1.5-ruble novodel, by P.
Utkin, Bitkin H889, Lot 2165, NGC Proof 61 (Brilliant Proof according
to auction partners).
Russia, 1995 silver 100-ruble coin, “nearly 29 ounces of silver,”
commemorating World War II victory, “only 1,500 pieces struck,” Lot
2307, Brilliant Proof. ■