Russia: Rare Russian Sestroretsk Rouble, 1770 Coin Giant from Catherine II

  • Model: NXO-ect-389911
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Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
Certification: Uncertified Composition: Copper
Year: 1770 Denomination: 1 Rouble

For sale this extremely rare Russian coin Giant
Item description :
Sestroretsk Rouble
Metal - CopperDiameter - 78 mm
Thickness - 23 mm
Weight - 1,05 kg
Edge - Inscription
Environmental Damage

Please note that selling it as Collectors Reproduction
Even reproductions of this kind of coin are sold on online auctions for up to 1000$
A must have coin in every numismatist`s collection

Catherine's government authorised an issue of paper assignats in 1769 to finance military operations in Poland and elsewhere. This paper currency, which totaled over 10 million rubles by 1771, was to be redeemed for copper coinage only, which would have required a tremendous coinage of standard 5 kopek pieces. Copper rubles were proposed to alleviate the stress on the mint, and the arms manufactory at Sestroretsk was dedicated to the striking of these massive copper coins. Technical problems proved insurmountable, however, the principle difficulty being the inability to produce a uniform flan that did not require extensive handwork to prepare for striking. In any case the idea for the copper ruble was abandoned in short order, and today only three original Sestroretsk rubles survive (two in the Hermitage Museum, one in the Smithsonian). In the 1840's and 1850's the original dies were brought out of storage and used to produce "novodels" or restrikes for collectors

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