25 Rubles, Nicholas II, 1896

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This pattern 25 ruble 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: Imperial 2 ½ / 25 rubles in gold /1896
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.
date made
head of government
Nicholas II Emperor of Russia
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: .25 cm x 2.9 cm; 3/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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