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Live auction - fwo_605053 - RUSSIA - CATHERINE II 10 Roubles 1764 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - CATHERINE II 10 Roubles 1764 Saint-Petersbourg XF
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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : 4 300 €
Maximum bid : 4 300 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 19:13:36
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : 10 Roubles
Date: 1764
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 30000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,97 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente des marques de monture ancienne sur la tranche et a été nettoyée. Usure régulière, beau buste de Catherine II
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Obverse description : Buste couronné Catherine II à droite ; au-dessous marque d’atelier.
Obverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu, Catherine II impératrice et autocrate de toute la Russie).


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Reverse description : Croix formée de cinq écus ; 1-7-6-4 dans les cantons.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie impériale russe, valeur 10 roubles).


Une grande réforme monétaire est intervenue en 1764. Le poids théorique de la pièce de 10 roubles est passé de 16,59 g à 13,08 g.

Historical background


(17/07/1762-17/11 / 1796)

Catherine (2/05/1729-17/11/1796) was the largest Czarina after Peter the Great. She succeeded her husband, Peter III, who was deposed in 1762 before being assassinated by the Orloff brothers. His long reign ushered Russia into the "Enlightenment". Amie philosophers Diderot who she bought his library, liberal, it nevertheless reinforced despotism and the nationalization of Russia. She fought against the Turks and showed an opponent of the French Revolution.

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