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fwo_829246 - RUSSIA - NICHOLAS I 10 Kopecks aigle bicéphale 1826 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - NICHOLAS I 10 Kopecks aigle bicéphale 1826 Saint-Petersbourg VF
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Type : 10 Kopecks aigle bicéphale
Date: 1826
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 2050001
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,97 g.
Edge : maclée
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Obverse legend : 1826.
Obverse description : Aigle bicéphale héraldique couronné.


Reverse legend : 10 / КОПѢЕКЪ / С. П. Б..
Reverse description : Légende cyrillique dans une couronne formée d'une branche d'olivier et d'une branche de chêne surmontée d'une petite couronne.

Historical background



Nicholas I (7/07/1796-2/03/1855), second son of Paul I, is the brother of Alexander I and Grand Duke Constantin. On the death of his brother Alexander I, on December 1, 1825, and after the renunciation of his brother Constantine, he became Tsar of all the Russias and began by repressing the liberal movement of the Decembrists and then the uprising in Poland in 1831. After favoring the liberation of Greece, he poses as a defender of the Slavs and opposes the Turks. He finds on his way the English and the French. He died before the defeat of the Crimean War.

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