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Live auction - fwo_438930 - RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Polushka 1855 Varsovie

RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Polushka 1855 Varsovie MS65 PCGS
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 450 €
Maximum bid : 1 450 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 18:23:45
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Polushka
Date: 1855
Mint name / Town : Varsovie
Quantity minted : 40000
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,27 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
slab PCGS
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est sous coque PCGS MS65RD
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Monogramme couronné d’Alexandre II.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE 1855.
Reverse description : au centre en deux lignes sous une couronne.


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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