2 Rubles, Russia, 1726

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Minted in Russia in 1726, this 2 ruble novodel was minted during the reign of Catherine I. Catherine I was crowned Czarina of Russia ruled from 1725 to her death in 1727.
Obverse text: Catherine the Empress and Autocrat of all Russia
Obverse image: Portrait of Catherine I
Reverse text: Two rubles / 1726 / new coin
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
Catherine I
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: .2 cm x 4.5 cm; 3/32 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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