Paul I "Heavy" Rouble 1797 CM-ФЦ MS62 PCGS, St. Petersburg mint, KM-C101, Bit-18 (R), Sev-2045, Uzd-1265 (R). Obv. Crowned Russian letter P in cruciform and the date/. Rev. Ornate tablet with four line inscription. Well struck, with deep gray-russet toning and underlying luster. Moderate contact marks are noted under close examination. The 1797 silver issues of Paul I were heavier, for all denominations, 5 Kopecks-Rouble, as Paul I attempted to have the silver coinage conform to the Albertus Rouble standard. This change was unsuccessful and all of the silver coinage was changed back to the standard weights after 1797.
Alexander III-Era gold Specimen "Women's Gymnastics" Medal ND (1881-94) SP62 PCGS, by M. Scudnov, Diakov-909.1 (R3), 50mm, 75.87gm. Issued to the most deserving graduates in women's gymnastics. Obv. Bust of Maria Feodorovna right. Rev. Rayed sun shinning over 6-line inscription. Prooflike surfaces, with bold relief and a few minor marks. By far, the largest, and heaviest of this type we have seen and much heavier than any other gold example we have seen.
R.S.F.S.R. Proof Rouble 1922-ПЛ PR66 NGC, Leningrad mint, KM-Y84. Obv. National arms. Rev. Value in center of star with date below. A dusting of light rose patina over surfaces displaying frosted devices, with mirrored fields and no significant flaws. None have been certified finer by PCGS and NGC combined.
Paul I Albertus Rouble 1796-БM MS61 PCGS, St. Petersburg mint, KM Bitkin-14 (R1), Sev-2381 (R), UZD-1257, Petrov 12 Rub. Obv. crowned double-headed imperial eagle with wings up, holding scepter and orb. Rev. Four-line inscription in ornate frame, "NOT UNTO US NOT UNTO US BUT IN THY NAME." Struck to conform to the Albertus Taler standard, which was the standard Taler weight for use in trade in much of the Baltic Region.Sharply struck, with deep gray and blue toning and the slightest hint of rubbing on the high points. An extremely rare, one-year type.
Elizabeth gold 5 Roubles 1756 AU55 PCGS, Red (Moscow) mint, KM-C27.1, Fr-124, Dia-374, Bit-47. Very little wear is evident on this impressive, rare piece, which exhibits a sharp strike and pleasing luster throughout. The first of this date which we have offered, this majestic specimen should attract immense attention and spirited bidding. The most recent example which could be located was a PCGS AU Details with a fair amount of cleaning; this piece realized a hammer of $28,000 in mid-2014. Comes with photo certificate #5388 from the Moscow Historical Museum.
Nicholas II Proof Rouble 1907-ЭБ PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS, St. Petersburg mint, KM-Y59.3, Bit-61. Obv. Head of Nicholas II left. Rev. Crowned double-headed eagle with date and value. Superb cameo contrast, with light reddish-gold toning and touches of blue color around the peripheries. A few light handling marks are noted consistent with the grade.