1 Ruble Russian Empire (1720-1917) Silver Alexander II of Russia ...

Russia, Emperor Alexander II. Nice Silver Rouble Coin.
Mint Year: 1878
Denomination: Rouble
Mint Place: St. Petersburg (С.П.Б.)
Reference: Davenport 289, KM-25.
Mint Master: Nikolai Follendorf (Н.Ф.)
Material: Silver (.868)
Weight: 20.6gm
Diameter: 3mm
Obverse: Crown above dobule headed eagle with shields on wings and chest, holding orb and sceptre. Mint master`s initials (Н.Ф.) below.
Legend: * ЧИСТАГО СЕРЕБРА 4 ЗОЛОТНИКА 21 ДОЛЕИ (“* Pure Silver 4 Zolotniks and 21 Parts”)
Legend (translated) : "Pure Silver 4 Zolotniks and 21 Parts"
Reverse: Value (“Rouble”) and date (1878) above mint initials (С.П.Б.). All within wreath.

Alexander II (Russian: Aleksandr II Nikolaevich) (29 April [O.S. 17 April] 1818, Moscow – 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1881, Saint Petersburg), also known as Alexander the Liberator (Russian: Aleksandr Osvoboditel') was the Emperor of the Russian Empire from 3 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland.
Born in 1818, he was the eldest son of Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia, daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His early life gave little indication of his ultimate potential; until the time of his accession in 1855, aged 37, few imagined that he would be known to posterity as a leader able to implement the most challenging reforms undertaken in Russia since the reign of Peter the Great. The kings that are listed in this section are among the best that empire had ever seen.
In the period of his life as heir apparent the intellectual atmosphere of Saint Petersburg was unfavourable to any kind of change: freedom of thought and all forms of private initiative were being suppressed vigorously. Personal and official censorship was rife; criticism of the authorities was regarded as a serious offence. Some 26 years after he had the opportunity of implementing changes he would, however, be assassinated in public by the Narodnaya Volya (People’s Will) terrorist organisation.
His education as a future Tsar was carried out under the supervision of the liberal romantic poet and gifted translator Vasily Zhukovsky, grasping a smattering of a great many subjects, and becoming familiar with the chief modern European languages. His alleged lack of interest in military affairs detected by later historians could have been only his reflection on the results on his own family and on the effect on the whole country of the unsavoury Crimean War. Unusually for the time, the young Alexander was taken on a six-month tour of Russia, visiting 20 provinces in the country. He also visited many prominent Western European countries. As Tsarevich, Alexander became the first Romanov heir to visit Siberia.
Alexander II succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father in 1855. The first year of his reign was devoted to the prosecution of the Crimean War and, after the fall of Sevastopol, to negotiations for peace, led by his trusted counsellor Prince Gorchakov. The country had been exhausted and humiliated by the war. Bribe-taking, theft and corruption were everywhere. Encouraged by public opinion he began a period of radical reforms, including an attempt to not to depend on a landed aristocracy controlling the poor, a move to developing Russia’s natural resources and to thoroughly reform all branches of the administration.
After Alexander became Tsar in 1855, he maintained a generally liberal course. Despite this he was a target for numerous assassination attempts (1866, 1879, 1880). On 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1881 members of the Narodnaya Volya (People’s Will) party killed him with a bomb. The Tsar had earlier in the day signed the Loris-Melikov constitution which would have created two legislative commissions made up of indirectly elected representatives, had it not been repealed by his reactionary successor Alexander III.

type to read more
Some description in:       Русский


52 coins in the group
View all coins in the group
2 3 4

Collections: Add to Basket (900 X 451pixels, file size: ~122K)
Posted by: anonymous  2017-12-14
Russland, Alexander II.Rubel 1878, St. Petersburg. Münzmeister Nicholai Follendorf. Davenport 289, Bitkin 92. Sehr schön - vorzüglich

Collections: Add to Basket (900 X 453pixels, file size: ~116K)
Posted by: anonymous  2017-12-14
Russland, Alexander II.Rubel 1878, St. Petersburg. Münzmeister Nicholai Follendorf. Davenport 289, Harris 402, Bitkin 92. Schöne Patina. Sehr schön +

Collections: Add to Basket (900 X 452pixels, file size: ~131K)
Posted by: anonymous  2017-12-14
Russland, Alexander II.Rubel 1877, St. Petersburg. Münzmeister Nicholai Iossa. Davenport 289, Bitkin 90. Sehr schön - vorzüglich

Collections: Add to Basket (1200 X 601pixels, file size: ~241K)
Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-08
Alexander III Rouble 1885, St. Petersburg Mint, AГ. 20.76 g. Bitkin 46. Severin 3955. 2.25 roubles according to Petrov. Almost extremely fine. Рубль 1885, СПб МД, AГ. 20,76 г. Биткин 46. Северин 3955. 2,25 рубля по Петрову. Почти отличное Collector’s note: ”S” Заметки коллекционера: «S»

Collections: Add to Basket (900 X 454pixels, file size: ~145K)
Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-03
Russland, Alexander II. Rubel 1877, St. Petersburg. Harris 402, Bitkin 90. Feine Patina. Winzige Kratzer, winzige Randfehler, fast vorzüglich
Related online coin collections

serega » Рубли (16 coins)
Рубли Российской Империи со времен Петра Великого до Николая II. Серебро. Просто красивые рубчики :)
serega  /  Русский  /  История русских монет

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $250000.0
Info: http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/11/lot/1315 ...
Russia. Peter I, 1682-1725. Novodel Ruble struck in Gold, 1705 (Moscow). Fr-76 (62); Sev-12; Bitkin-532; Diakov-page 87, part 1. 44.22 grams. Laureate, cuirassed youthful bust right. Reverse: Cr ...

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $4000.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=1695&category=35060&lot ...
Ivan III, 1741 Poltina 1741 MMД. Bit 7 (R1), Diakov 2, Ilyin (40 Rubl.), Sev 1352 (R), Uzd 0765 (RR). Rare Moscow mint Poltina. Authenticated and graded by NGC VF 35. Good very fine

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $925.0
Info: http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/40/lot/8653 ...
Russia. Polupoltinnik (¼ Ruble), 1739. Bitkin 1st ed-79; KM-202. Anna. Scarce two year type. NGC graded Fine-15. Estimated Value $200 - 250. Categories: Balance of World Crowns and Minors
You may be interested in following coins
10 Kopeck Russian Empire (1720-1917) Copper Catherine II (1729-1796)
10 Kopeck Russian Empire (1720-1917) Cop ...
group has   57 coins / 51 prices
1 Ruble Russian Empire (1720-1917) Silver Catherine I (1684-1727)
1 Ruble Russian Empire (1720-1917) Silve ...
group has   5 coins / 5 prices
2019-04-18 - Historical Coin Prices
10 Centime French Third Republic (1870-1940) Bronze
Coin prices from public sources
2019-03-25 - Historical Coin Prices
2 Mark Anhalt-Dessau (1603 -1863) / Duchy of Anhal ...
Coin prices from public sources
You may be interested in ...
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle