2 Rubles, Russia, 1726

Description
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.
Object Name
coin
date made
1726
head of government
Catherine I
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 4.5 cm; 3/32 in x 1 25/32 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
Russia
ID Number
NU*NU62723
accession number
228217
catalog number
NU62723
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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