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Sale 31

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Catherine I (1725-1727)
 
 
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Lot 1818
Russia. Novodel Grivna Plate Money, 1726. Bitkin-H125; B-48; GM-340. Catherine I. 63 mm X 63 mm. Uniface. Very Scarce. With seperate PCGS grade label. PCGS graded MS-66 Brown.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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$1,898
Lot 1819
Russia. 5 Kopeks, 1726-KA. B-16. Edge-5. Novodel. Catherine I. Sharp details, lustrous with a hint of red. PCGS graded Specimen 64 Red and Brown.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$368
Lot 1820
Russia. Novodel Polupoltinnik (1/4 Ruble), 1726-SPB. Bitkin-H143 (Rarity-2); Sev-777; GM-334. Catherine I. Diagnostic broken reverse die as described in Michailovitch. Prooflike with lovely iridescent toning. Very rare. PCGS graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Goodman Coll., Feb. 1991, Lot 169.

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$5,175
Lot 1821
Russia. Pattern Ruble, 1727 (St. Petersburg). Bitkin-51; Sev-Unlisted; GM-Unlisted; Uzd-Unlisted; Zander pg. 42 (plate 43 #1). Peter II. Silver. Edge 1, 41.5 mm, 28.73 grams. Obverse: Laureate armored bust of Peter II facing right. From the same die as GM-5 (plate 1, #5), the unique specimen in the Hermitage. Reverse: Cross of crowned P monograms with ordinal "ii" within the angles, as the adopted design but of nicer workmanship. This specimen is well struck except for slight softness at the lower part of the uniform drapery and on the corresponding lower crown of the reverse, this a result of die mis-alignment during the striking process. The style is exceptional with lovely modeling of Peter's face, hair and cuirass. The details of the reverse, though minimal, are equally fine. There are two types of pattern ruble of Peter II, both currently unique. As indicated in its origin of pedigree from World Wide's auction XXXV, this piece was authenticated by Dr. Spassky of the Hermitage in 1984. A ruble of great beauty, one of the most important in the entire Russian series and the only pattern ruble of Peter II in private hands. Unique. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $125,000 - 200,000.
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$230,000
Lot 1822
Russia. Ruble, 1727 (Moscow). This unusual variety of 1727 rouble is unlisted in Severin, Diakov, Bitkin and GM. It utilizes the same Moscow mint obverse as Uzdenikov's Pattern-152. Fourteen rivets are counted on the breastplate. The reverse is the wide date variety with small numerals and small crowns as seen on Saint Petersburg issues, with cross-hatching within the oval crown bases. We expect this discovery coin to generate considerable interest among specialists in the series. PCGS graded AU-53.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 1823
Russia. Ruble, 1728 (Moscow). Bitkin-13; Sev-961; Diakov-105,8; Dav-1668. Peter II. Well struck with considerable original luster. Rare thus. PCGS graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
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$4,888
Lot 1824
Russia. Ruble, 1728 (Moscow). Bitkin-18; Diakov-p108,21; GM-plate IV #10; Sev-984; Dav-1668. Peter II. Minor flaw in obverse field. Lustrous. PCGS graded AU-53.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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$1,438
Lot 1825
Russia. Ruble, 1728 (Moscow). Bitkin-19; Sev-972; Uzd-0686; Diakov-110, 34; Dav-1668. Peter II. A lovely full struck example with traces of original luster and attractive old tone. PCGS graded AU-50.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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$6,038
Lot 1826
Russia. Ruble, 1728 (Moscow). Bitkin-16; Sev-962; Diakov-p.104,1; Uzd-0685. Peter II. Sole variant of 1728 ruble with 1727 portrait with "adorned sleeve-straps" and "no bow on head". Bold strike with lovely old toning. Very Rare. PCGS graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 7,000.
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$17,250
Lot 1827
Russia. Ruble, 1729 (Moscow). Bitkin-24; Sev-1025; Diakov- 124, 25; Dav-1669. Edge-4. Peter II. Bold strike and toned. Rare. PCGS graded AU-53.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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$5,520
Lot 1828
Russia. Kopeck, 1728. B-10. Novodel. Peter II. Ruler on horse. Reverse: Value and date. Bold and pleasing with a hint of red. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$380
Lot 1829
Russia. Anna Ivanovna (1693-1740). Daughter of Ivan V and a niece of Peter the Great. She was chosen by the Privy Council and made to sign a constitution modeled after Sweden's. After coming to power, she enlisted the support of the aristocracy and rescinded all prior concessions. She rejuvenated the Russian army and established the cadet corps. She intervened in the War of the Polish Succession and warred against the Turks. She also supported Russia's emerging interest in ballet.

Imperial Decree Signed as Czarina of Russia, January 31, 1732, Saint Petersburg, 1 page, 12½ x 8 in. In Russian, to Chamber paymaster Kaisarov, ordering that 300 rubles be issued to Egor Miliukov, Captain of the Life Guards. Fine condition. With translation.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$1,150
Lot 1830
Russia. Ruble, 1732. Bitkin-20; Dav-1670. Anna. Bold strike, considerable luster and attractively toned. PCGS graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 1831
Russia. Ruble, 1740-SPB. Bitkin-90; Dav-1675. Anna. Last date ruble of Anna. Toned. NGC graded VF-35.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$242
Lot 1832
Russia. Pattern 5 Kopeks, 1740. Bitkin-H179; B-47; GM-255. Ilyin-Tolstoy-2. 24.02 grams. Edge-0. Novodel. Anna. Novodel of the Extremely Rare trial 5 Kopecks design. The die cutting of this piece is very crude. One of only three specimens Mr. Brekke could trace in private hands. Lovely dark-chocolate brown surfaces. Extremely Rare. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,500.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Hess Leu "Russland" auction, Nov.1968, lot 120; Ex World Wide, Brekke Collection, Part 1, Lot 1193.

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$8,913
Lot 1833
Russia. Pattern 2 Kopeks, 1740-KO SPB. Bitkin-H182; B-36. Edge-0. Novodel. Anna. Draped bust of Empress Anna right, mintmark below, titles in circular legend. Reverse: Imperial eagle, date above, value expressed as "2-KO" below and spelled out in circular legend. Lovely milk-chocolate surfaces. Extremely Rare. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,500.
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$7,188
Lot 1834
Russia. Pattern 2 Kopeks, 1740-SPB. Bitkin-H22; B-4; GM-49. Novodel. 35 mm. 23.10 grams. Edge-5. Ivan III. Michailovitch states that this novodel was modeled on the picture in Chaudoir (1836, plate 32 #1) which accounts for its strange design. Extremely Rare. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,500.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Brekke Collection, Worldwide, May 1993, Lot 1199.

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$8,913
Lot 1835
Russia. Ruble, 1741-MMD. Bitkin-1; Sev-1359; Dav-1676; GM-plate 1,no5. Ivan III. Moscow mint, one year type. Well struck with excellent surfaces and attractive light toning. This specimen is the finest known of its type and one of the most important coins in this fine collection. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex Goodman Collection, 1991, lot 240.

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Lot 1836
Russia. Elizabeth I (1709-1762). Daughter of Peter the Great. She gained the throne by overthrowing the infant Ivan VI and his regent in a bloodless revolution, aided by the imperial guards. She sought to rid Russia of German influence and sided against Frederick II of Prussia in the Seven Years War. During her reign, the nobility became more powerful, and the University of Moscow and the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg were founded.

Imperial Decree Signed as Czarina of Russia, March 2, 1737, Saint Petersburg, 1 page, 12¼ x 8 in. In Russian, to the Patrimonial Chancery, commanding that her confessor, the priest Feodor Yakovlev, be paid his salary of 120 roubles, as well as supplies of rye flour, oats, and hay for his horses. Minor foxing, else fine. With translation.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$1,553
Lot 1837
Russia. Elizabeth I (1709-1762). Imperial Decree Signed as Czarina of Russia, March 2, 1737, Saint Petersburg, 1 page, 12¼ x 8 in. In Russian, to the Patrimonial Chancery, commanding him to "inquire of our reserve storage facility whethere there will be a sufficient number of chetverts of oats left over after consumption…and to issue the excess oats to the keeping of the Tsarloe Selo peasants for seed…." Very fine. With translation.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$1,323
Lot 1838
Russia. 10 Rubles, 1757-SPB. Bitkin-51; Sev-227; Fr-123. By Dassier. Elizabeth. Large finely modeled bust of Elizabeth facing right with her hair pulled tightly back over a tiara, with St. Petersburg mintmark below. Reverse: Standard design, a cross of four shields. Well struck with considerable mint luster. Jaques Antoine Dassier (1715-59), the son of famous medallist and coin engraver Jean Dassier (1676-1763), was in his own right a leading luminary of 18th century medallic art. From 1740 to 1745, he was assistant engraver at the Royal Mint in London. After a 3 year sojourn in Russia, where he produced the dies for Elizabeth's silver rouble and her gold ten roubles, he died in 1759 at Copenhagen. His designs are among the most interesting and attractive of the period and now much in demand. Extremely rare and likely the finest quality specimen in private hands. PCGS graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $50,000 - 60,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex Swiss Bank Sale, Russland Soderman Sale, Feb 1977, lot 135.

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$120,750
Lot 1839
  Russia. Novodel Pattern 5 Rubles, 1755-SPB. Fr-114; Bitkin-H401; Sev-185. Elizabeth. Weight 8.4 grams. Bust of the Tsarina wearing a small crown; mintmark below. Reverse: Large St. Andrew Cross over crowned double headed eagle. Quite sharply struck with brilliant prooflike surfaces. Very slight die rust is noted on both sides. The first letter of the mintmark has been recut several times. This interesting coin is part of an experimental series of four 5 rouble patterns having slightly different design details and struck in two diameters. The smaller version at 23 mm utilized obverse 2 ducat dies without the obverse mintmark. The larger type in 25 mm size uses this obverse with the mintmark below the bust. Both size types exist with somewhat different reverses. One variation has a large Saint Andrew cross on the eagle without the shield, as this specimen, while the other uses a small Andrew cross on a shield which is superimposed on the eagle. They are cataloged as Severin 183 to 186 and Bitkin H398 to H401, all R3. Extremely Rare, R3 with 4 to 9 pieces extimated to exist. If indeed that many are extant, we doubt that any will be much finer than this lovely specimen. PCGS graded MS-65.
Estimated Value $75,000 - 100,000.
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Lot 1840
Russia. Ruble, 1741-SPB. Bitkin-158; Diakov-16, 3; Sev-1683; Uzd-0760, Elizabeth. Long bust type. Elisabeth seized power on December 6, 1741, so 1741 dated issues are necessarily very scarce. This graceful type was replaced with the broad bust type which was used until 1754. Beautifully toned. Very Rare. PCGS graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $7,500 - 10,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex Goodman Collection, 1991, lot 255.

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$33,350
Lot 1841
Russia. Ruble, 1757-SPB YaI. Bitkin-189; Sev-1686; Dav-1680. Rare portrait type with dies executed by Jacques Dassier, only issued for a few months. There are two reverse dies, one with, and one without the initials under the eagle, this example being the former. Due to an imperfect planchet, some of the design details are not fully struck up, such as the Czarina's ear and some of the hair directly above it and the lower gown details to the right of the mintmark. On the reverse, the left center shield and lower left parts of the eagle are soft due to some planchet thinness at those points, with the left initial just barely visible. That being said, we must admit that this beautiful Dassier designed ruble is one of our favorites in this sale because of its amazing originality. It is a wonderfully fresh coin with virtually complete original mint luster. The surfaces are clean and very slightly reflective with no post-production defects. But for the few areas mentioned, the strike is quite acceptable expressing the designer's intent. Jaques Antoine Dassier (1715-59), the son of famous medallist and coin engraver Jean Dassier (1676-1763), was in his own right a leading luminary of 18th century medallic art. From 1740 to 1745, he was assistant engraver at the Royal Mint in London. After a 3 year sojourn in Russia, where he produced the dies for Elizabeth's silver rouble and her gold ten roubles, he died in 1759 at Copenhagen. His designs are among the most interesting and attractive of the period and now much in demand. This very choice ruble is possibly the finest known of the type and extremely rare this nice. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 35,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Fuchs Sale, April 1996, Lot 255.

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$31,050
Lot 1842
Russia. Ruble, 1757-SPB YaI. Bitkin-189; Sev-1686; Dav-1680. Elizabeth. Typical soft strike. Rare portrait type with dies executed by Swiss medallist Jacques Dassier. Only issued for a few months. Toned Rare. PCGS graded VF-35.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 9,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Heifetz, Dec. 1989, Lot 2158.

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Lot 1843
Russia. Ruble, 1760-SPB YaI. Bitkin-196; Dav-1681. Elizabeth. Well struck and lustrous. There is a scratch of about 3/4 of an inch long on the reverse passing from the top of the right wing (as viewed) up to the rim. The otherwise choice mint state quality softens the effect of this single defect. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$3,680
Lot 1844
Russia. Poltina, 1754 SPB IM. Bitkin-219. Elizabeth. Light field marks. Toned. Very Scarce in grade. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,000.
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Lot 1845
Russia. Half Ruble, 1756. Fr-118; Bitkin-45; Sev-192. Elizabeth. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned initials. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Hermitage.

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Lot 1846
Russia. Polupoltinnik, 1747-MMD. Bitkin-112; Sev-1507.Elizabeth. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
Ex Goodman Sale, 1991, lot 344.

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Lot 1847
Russia. 10 Kopeks, 1761. B-148; Bitkin-H433. Novodel. Edge-5. Elizabeth. Well struck. With seperate PCGS label as the coin is too large for their holder. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
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$1,140
Lot 1848
Russia. Pattern Kopeck, 1755-SPB. Bitkin-H426; B-47; GM-393. 35 mm. Edge-4 (St. Petersburg edge lettering). Elizabeth. the same obverse die was used to strike the novodel poltina of 1746 and novodel 48 kopecks of Livonia-Estonia of 1756. Very Rare. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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$6,843
Lot 1849
Russia. Novodel Baroque Kopeck, 1755. Bitkin-H297; B-43. Edge-4. Elizabeth. Moscow mint, lettered edge. Rare. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown.
Estimated Value $750 - 1,000.
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$1,035
Lot 1850
Russia. 1 Kopeck, 1757. B-74. Edge-5. Thick flan. Novodel. Elizabeth. Glossy and bold. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$276
Lot 1851
Russia. Denga (½ Kopeck), 1748. B-26; Bitkin-H252. Novodel. Elizabeth. Boldly struck, a diebreak on each side. Elegant reddish brown. PCGS graded MS-66 Red & Brown.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$336
Lot 1852
Russia. Denga (½ Kopeck), 1757. B-66. Novodel. Edge-5. Elizabeth. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 1853
Russia. Denga (½ Kopeck), 1757. B-68. Edge-1. Novodel. Elizabeth. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$276
Lot 1854
Russia. Polushka (¼ Kopeck), 1757. B-61. Edge-1. Novodel. Elizabeth. Pleasing luster. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$253
Lot 1855
Russia. Polushka (¼ Kopeck), 1757. B-61. Novodel. Edge-1. Elizabeth. Mostly brown with a trace of red. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$196
Lot 1856
Russia. Novodel 10 Rubles, 1762-SPB. Fr-126; Unlisted in Severein or Bitkin as a novodel with Edge 1. Peter III. Bust right. Reverse: Cross of four shields. This specimen is very sharply struck with lightly frosted design features contrasted against fields which are quite prooflike. There are faint traces of overstriking on another coin and as such, worthy of further research. One of the finest known examples of this very popular one year type and Extremely Rare in this grade. PCGS graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.
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$25,300
Lot 1857
Russia. Novodel Ducat, 1762-SPB. Fr-128; Bitkin-H6; Sev-244. Plain edge. Peter III. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned eagle. This specimen is sharply struck with brilliant prooflike surfaces and gives the impression of a much higher grade. Rare so nice. PCGS graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $9,000 - 12,000.
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$9,775
Lot 1858
Russia. Pattern Novodel Ruble, 1762-SPB YaI. Bitkin-H32; Sev-1883. Edge-4. Peter III. Well struck with bright prooflike surfaces toned a silvery gray blue. Rarity 4, with 2 or 3 specimens estimated to exist. Excessively Rare. Interestingly, the reverse die of this coin was also used by Catherine II to strike the gold rubles she presented to her personal guards for assassinating her husband, Czar Peter III. PCGS graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
The Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser Collection, Ex-Fuchs Collection, Sotheby's April 1996, Lot 299.

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$24,150
Lot 1859
Russia. Ruble, 1762-SPB NK. Bitkin-10; Sev-1882A; Dav-1682. Peter III. Attractively toned. NGC graded VF-25.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$1,495
Lot 1860
Russia. Poltina, 1762-SPB. Bitkin-12; Sev-1874. Peter III. Well struck with medium toning in gray and iridescent shades over excellent surfaces. There ia a minor natural planchet lamination at 9 o'clock of the obverse rim. Very rare this nice and potentially a higher grade. PCGS graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $6,500 - 8,000.
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$10,925






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