Russian gold coins are beautifully made and can be highly sought after. Russian gold coins began with the Kopek which later developed into the gold Rouble or Ruble. What is interesting to note about Russian mintage is how vast a country and empire could create uniformity in dyes across the whole of Russia. It is with this in mind that we can think of Russian gold coins as an example of Russia as a great commercial centre and a master of provincial micro management.
Below are just a few examples of the Russian gold coins we tend to deal most regularly with:
|Coin||Pure Gold Weight (t/oz)||Fineness||Weight (g)||Years Minted|
|Russian 5 Roubles||0.1244||0.900||4.3013g||
Minted: 1897 - 1911*
*Earlier editions have different pure gold weights. For example coins minted between
1886 - 1896 are 0.1867 t/oz and weigh 6.4516g.
Russian 10 Roubles
Minted: 1898 - 1911* and again from 1923, 1975 - 1982 as the Chervonetz (CCCP)
*Earlier editions of the Imperial coins have different pure gold weights.
For example coins minted between
1886 - 1897 are 0.3734 t/oz and weigh 12.9039g.
|Russian 15 Roubles||0.3734||0.900||12.9039g||
*Other varieties do exist.