Russia: Peter III Rouble 1762 СПБ-HК,...
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Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103A
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Exceedingly Rare Mint State Peter III RoublePeter III Rouble 1762 СПБ-HК, Bust right / Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with date above, Bitkin 11, Diakov 7, milled edge variety, MS63 PCGS. Fully lustrous, and original, with a nice strike for the type. A conditionally rare issue with few known Uncirculated examples. This is the finest piece certified by PCGS, and the only piece certified in Mint State.
Peter III was a short-lived Russian Emperor. Born in Holstein-Gottorp, and raised as a German, Peter was never truly accepted as Emperor and ruled for only six months ending in his assassination, possibly in a conspiracy led by his wife, Catherine II.
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