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Lot 5920

RUSSIA-CCCP (USSR). Pattern Poltinnik (50 Kopecks), 1924 (London). As of Y-89. 9.98 grams. 26.6 mm, plain edge. Hesse Hermitage Duplicate auction, Feb. 1931, Lot 2165 ("Highest Rarity"). Crest over value. Reverse: Blacksmith striking anvil. Similar to regular issue but small details and the relief are slightly different. This pattern was prepared in London, for a coining contract with the young Soviet government that had to sub-contract to meet its backlogged coinage needs. Only a few pieces known, Extremely Rare. Lots of old hairlines beneath a new coating of golden toning. NGC graded Proof 62.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Irving Goodman Sale, Feb 1991, Lot 1713.

Realized $2,530

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