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My first Russian coin


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I picked up my first Russian coin today. It just caught my eye for some reason...




Date: 1778 AD

Obverse: Double-headed eagle of Imperial Russia, banner with Cyrillic legend

Reverse: Large wreath; inside initials of Catherine II The Great. 1778 on either side of initials surmounted by crown all in wreath

Size: 41.88 mm

Weight: 52.7 grams

Description: An huge, thick bronze with pattern stamped edges



...any good reference sites out there for stuff like this?

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