Ruble Proof, Nicholas II

Description
This ruble proof was struck in Russia in 1895, during the reign of Nicholas II who ruled from 1894-1917. The last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II was assassinated with his family by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.
Obverse text: Nicholas II the Emperor and Autocrat of all Russia
Obverse image: Portrait of Nicholas II.
Reverse text: Ruble / 1895
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
date made
1895
head of government
Nicholas II Emperor of Russia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 2.95 cm; 3/32 in x 1 5/32 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
Russia
ID Number
NU*68.263.492
accession number
281689
catalog number
68.263.492
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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