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    The Finest Certified of Only Three Mint State Examples

    Nicholas I platinum 6 Roubles 1834-CПБ MS64 NGC, St. Petersburg mint, KM-C178, Bit-60 (R3), Uzd-378, Petrov 35 Rubles, Ilyin 35 Roubles. Obv. Crowned double-headed eagle with orb and scepter. Rev. Date and value in beaded circle. An extremely rare issue with a listed mintage of 11 pieces. This is the highest graded Mint State example certified by either NGC, or PCGS, with a total of only three pieces certified; PCGS having certified one piece in PR64. This example has a near-flawless strike with tiny marks noted on the reverse and fully prooflike obverse fields. Extremely rare.
    Ex. CNG Triton IX, January 10, 2006, Lot 2126

    Platinum was being mined heavily in the Ural mountains in the 1820's. The mine owners began to pressure the government to produce circulating coinage in this incredible metal. Eventually, the first platinum coinage was produced in 1828, and continued to be minted until 1845, with only a very few of the 6 and 12 Rouble coins struck after 1832 and most of those were for collectors. Unfortunately, this type of coin was doomed to failure as many people confused the platinum coins with the less expensive silver issues, making the few surviving examples of the extraordinary coinage unbelievably scarce, and seldom offered on the market.

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    April, 2019
    25th-29th Thursday-Monday
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