1865, Finland (Grand Duchy), Alexander II. Large Silver 2 Markkaa Coin.
Mint Year: 1865 Reference: KM-7.1. Mint Place: Helsinki Denomination: 2 Markka Material: Silver (.868) Weight: 10.08gm Diameter: 27mm
Obverse: Denomination (2 MARKKAA) and date (1865) within wreath.
Reverse: Crown above double-headed imperial eagle with crowned shield of Finland (as duchy) at chest. Legend: * 94,48 KAPPALETTA NAULASTA SELWÄÄ HOPEATA.
Alexander I of Russia (Aleksandr I Pavlovich) (23 December, 1777 – 19 November, 1825) served as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825 and Ruler of Poland from 1815 to 1825, as well as the first Grand Duke of Finland.
He was born in Saint Petersburg to Grand Duke Paul Petrovich, later Emperor Paul I, and Maria Feodorovna, daughter of the Duke of Württemberg. Alexander succeeded to the throne after his father was murdered, and ruled Russia during the chaotic period of the Napoleonic Wars. In the first half of his reign Alexander tried to introduce liberal reforms, while in the second half he turned to a much more arbitrary manner of conduct, which led to the abolishing of many early reforms. In foreign policy Alexander gained certain success, having won several campaigns. In particular under his rule Russia acquired Finland and part of Poland. The strange contradictions of his character make Alexander one of the most interesting Czars. Adding to this, his death was shrouded in mystery, and location of his body remains unknown.