1894 Gold Coin: Find Out Why This Lot Got Special (Photo)

1894 Gold Coin: Find Out Why This Lot Got Special (Photo)

4 August 2020, 12:13
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10 rubles 1894 - an interesting lot of the section "Numismatics" on Violiti. 163 bids were made on it and the final price was $ 3062. It's worth figuring out why users are interested in it.

For coins weighing 12.9 g and a diameter of 24.6 mm, 900 gold was used. It is known that the minting of such coins was resumed after an almost 80-year hiatus. They were produced annually from 1886 to 1894.

The obverse depicts the profile of Alexander III turned to the right. To the left - the inscription “B.M.Alexander III EMPEROR AND AUTHORITY ALL RUSSIAN”. The first two letters are deciphered as "by God's grace." Between the beginning and the end of the inscription there is a five-leafed leaf.

The reverse of the coin is decorated with the image of the Small State Emblem of the Russian Empire, model 1883, with a two-headed eagle and two imperial crowns. Slightly higher - a similar crown, but larger. All three crowns are intertwined with a ribbon of the St.Andrew Order.

The bird holds the scepter with its right paw, and the orb with its left. On the chest is the Moscow coat of arms with St. George on horseback, slaying a winged dragon. Under the animal's foot is the engraver's sign - "AG". Under the coat of arms there is the denomination and the year of coinage.

10 rubles in 1894 is fully equivalent to 40 francs in gold of the countries of the Latin Monetary Union, as well as 5 rubles minted by Alexander III are equivalent to a gold 20-franc coin.

The sold lot has a status character, is in great demand among collectors.

Earlier in the section "Numismatics" a rare numismatic copy was sold - miliary Constantine I. On the obverse there is a bust of the emperor, on the reverse - the standards of the imperial army. USD 1200 was paid for the lot.

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