1 Ruble, Russia, 1825

1 Ruble, Russia, 1825

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Description (Brief)
One (1) ruble coin, Constantine
Russia, 1825
Obverse Image: Portrait of Constantine, facing right.
Obverse Text: Б / М / КОНСТАНТІІНЂ / І / ИМІІ / И / САМ / ВСЕРОСС / 1825
Reverse Image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a two-headed eagle wearing a shield with a mounted figure (Saint George,) the imperial crowns on each head stand for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, the orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's talons are traditional heraldic symbols. There is a wreath encircling the eagle and the initials C.H.E.
Reverse Text: 4 / 30 ЛОТН / 21 ДОЛЯ / РУБЛЬ / CПБ / ҶИСТАГО / СЕРЕБРА
General Information: This ruble was lightly engraved on the edge. This is one of eight known coins, three of the others are housed at the Hermitage. It was made at the Saint Petersburg Mint and was never minted in numbers or circulated to the public.
Description
This coin, known as the Constantine ruble, is one of eight known coins minted in anticipation of Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich ascending to the throne in 1825. However, Constantine declined his rights to the throne and these coins were never circulated.
date made
1825
associated date
1825
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya, Saint Petersburg
associated place
Russia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 3.6 cm; 3/32 in x 1 13/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.263.68
accession number
281689
catalog number
68.263.68
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
subject
Mikhailovich
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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