Pattern 1/2 Poltina, Catherine I

Description
Minted in Russia in 1726, near the end of Catherine I's reign, this experimental half poltina was created to test a new metallic composition. The note attached to the coin describes the new formulation. Catherine I ruled from 1725 to her death in 1727.
Obverse text: Half poltina / 1726 SPB
Obverse image: Portrait of Catherine I
Reverse text: No reverse inscription.
Reverse image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a two-headed eagle wearing a shield with a mounted figure of Saint George. Imperial crowns on each eagle head stands for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, the orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's toes are traditional heraldic symbols.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
pattern
date made
1726
ruler
Catherine I
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .1 cm x 2.2 cm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
ID Number
NU*NU62749-2
catalog number
NU62749-2
accession number
228217
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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