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Live auction - fwo_553327 - RUSSIA - ALEXANDER III 5 Rouble 1891 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - ALEXANDER III 5 Rouble 1891 Saint-Petersbourg XF/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2019 19:54:25
Type : 5 Rouble
Date: 1891
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 541000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,46 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux en cyrillique (Or pur 1 zolotnik, 34, 68 dolas)
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente une usure régulière de circulation et est couverte d’une fine patine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Alexandre III à droite.
Obverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu, Alexandre III, empereur et autocrate de toute la Russie).


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) 1891.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronné.
Reverse translation : (5 roubles).


Cette pièce, qui est l'équivalent d'un napoléon ou pièce de 20 francs (1 rouble = 4 francs), fut fabriquée en très grosse quantité, au total 23.895.087 pièces frappées de 1886 à 1894.

Historical background



Alexander III (03/10/1845-1/11/1894) succeeded his father Alexander II after his assassination in 1881. He married Mary of Denmark (1847-1928) and was the father of Nicolas II. He reigns as an autocrat.

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