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Live auction - fwo_438941 - RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II 2 Kopecks 1862 Varsovie

RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II 2 Kopecks 1862 Varsovie MS64 PCGS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 650 €
Maximum bid : 1 700 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 18:21:26
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 2 Kopecks
Date: 1862
Mint name / Town : Varsovie
Quantity minted : 966000
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
slab PCGS
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est sous coque PCGS MS64RB
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronné timbré d’un écu au Saint Michel.


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) 1862.
Reverse description : Légende sur trois lignes dans une couronne végétale ouverte.


Ce type est beaucoup plus rare pour l’atelier de Varsovie. Il s’agit actuellement du plus haut grade référencé chez PCGS !.

Historical background



Alexander II Nikolaevich (29/04/1818-13/03/1881), son of Nicolas and Alexandra of Prussia, succeeded his father, ending the Crimean War and signed the Treaty of Paris. Reformer, he emancipated the serfs and try to modernize the country. Autocrat, he crushes the Polish revolt of 1863. Politically, it promotes Panslavism and fight effectively against Turkey in 1876-1878 he crushes. The Treaty of San Stefano and the Congress of Berlin in 1878 marked the comeback of Russia on the international political scene. Russians and Austro-Hungarians now control the Balkans. Alexander II was killed by a bomb shredded near the Mikhailovsky Palace in 1881.

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