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fwo_593469 - RUSSIA - NICHOLAS I 5 Kopecks 1851 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - NICHOLAS I 5 Kopecks  1851 Saint-Petersbourg AU
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Type : 5 Kopecks
Date: 1851
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 1000001
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 835 ‰
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,04 g.
Edge : striée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) ПА.
Obverse description : Aigle bicéphale héraldique couronné.


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) 5 / КОПѢЕКЪ / 1851 / С.П.Б..
Reverse description : légende sur quatre lignes dans une couronne végétale ouverte, surmontée d’une couronne.

Historical background



Nicolas I (7/07/1796-2/03/1855), second son of Paul I, is the brother of Alexander I and the Grand Duke Constantine. On the death of his brother Alexander I on 1 December 1825 and after the cessation of his brother Constantine, it becomes Tsar of all the Russias and starts repressing the liberal movement and the Decembrist uprising in Poland in 1831. After favoring the liberation of Greece, he poses as a defender of the Slavs and opposed the Turks. He is on his way the English and the French. He died before the defeat of the Crimean War.

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