Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

Post your Tsarist era poltina!


gxseries
 Share

Recommended Posts

Turns out I didn't have as many as I thought I did - just 7!

 

A lot of them are filler pieces as I know they can be very very expensive if I want to upgrade them.

 

905446.jpg

 

A damaged piece as it's reengraved but it was VERY affordable - don't think I have ever seen a filler Paul I poltina.

 

905451.jpg

 

905450.jpg

 

901666.jpg

 

This 1857 poltina actually looks quite different now as the toning has become a lot darker. Probably cleaned before the seller sold it to me and then I didn't pay attention.

 

902252.jpg

 

905449.jpg

 

901700.jpg

 

Bobh - I know you got plenty of show off with your Nicolas II poltinas :ninja:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bobh - I know you got plenty of show off with your Nicolas II poltinas ;)

Well, I have 50 kopeck coins ONLY from the era of Nicholas II. It is VERY DIFFICULT to collect these by year and mintmaster! If you decide not to collect proof coins, you can avoid having to buy 1898 and 1903. But there are still several very rare years and MM combinations, and some years are almost impossible to find in higher grades.

 

Here is the result of my collecting efforts since about 2004 (note: I also have images of the edges of these coins, but won't post them here to save bandwidth):

 

1895-АГ (ex NY Sale 2006, lot 1581, NGC AU-58):

Russia_50_Kopeek_1895_AG_ex_NYSale_NGC_AU_58_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1895_AG_ex_NYSale_NGC_AU_58_rev.jpg

 

1896-АГ:

Russia_50_Kopeek_1896_AG_NGC_AU_58_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1896_AG_NGC_AU_58_rev.jpg

 

1896-* (Paris mint, somewhat scarce with 200,000 minted):

Russia_50_Kopeek_1896_star_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1896_star_rev.jpg

 

1897-* (Paris mint ... there were none minted in St. Petersburg that year):

Russia_50_Kopeek_1897_Paris_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1897_Paris_rev.jpg

 

1899-АГ (ex Künker Auction 150, lot 3405):

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1899_AG_obv.jpg

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1899_AG_rev.jpg

 

Continued in the next message! :ninja:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Poltinas continued:

 

1899-ЭБ (traces of mounting, but good detail):

Russia_50k_1899_EB_obv.jpg

Russia_50k_1899_EB_rev.jpg

 

1899-* (Paris mint). These are relatively common, but getting hard to find in AU or better:

Russia_50_Kopeek_1899_Paris_Mint_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1899_Paris_Mint_rev.jpg

 

1900-ФЗ (only VF grade, but hopefully to be upgraded soon):

Russia_50_Kopeek_1900_FZ_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1900_FZ_rev.jpg

 

1901-ФЗ (ex AUREA auction 23, lot 3613 -- not an easy year, but it appears to have been cleaned some time ago):

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1901_FZ_ex_AUREA_obv_1.jpg

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1901_FZ_ex_AUREA_rev_1.jpg

 

Now we are getting into some very rare years... to be continued ...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The "poltina story" continues:

 

1901-АР:

Alexander Red'ko didn't begin work at the Imperial Mint until late in 1901 as successor to Felix Zaleman. ALL of the 1901-AR coins, regardless of denomination, are quite scarce in spite of what many catalogs state. The most common denomination is probably 1901-AR ten roubles. Since this is so rare, I thought I would include the edge picture as well:

Russia_50_Kopeek_1901_AR_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1901_AR_rev.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1901_AR_edge.jpg

 

1902-АР: only about 36,000 were minted

50_Kopek_1902_AP_obv.jpg

50_Kopek_1902_AP_rev.jpg

 

1907-ЭБ: relatively scarce year

Russia_50_Kopeek_1907_EB_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1907_EB_rev.jpg

 

1908-ЭБ (ex Gorny & Mosch auction 178, lot 6746): Has some tiny scratches in the obverse field left of the bust. But it's also a very scarce year, and the condition is otherwise very good:

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1908_ex_GornyMosch_obv.jpg

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1908_ex_GornyMosch_rev.jpg

 

Continued in next message...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rounding up the poltinas I have ...

 

1910-ЭБ: One of my very best Russian coins. Scarce in any condition, extremely rare in UNC. I bought this coin about 4 years ago on eBay for $200, and I can't imagine what it might bring today (or what I would have to pay for it!)

50_Kopeek_1910_EB_obv.jpg

50_Kopeek_1910_EB_rev.jpg

 

1911-ЭБ (ex Künker sale 150, lot 3411):

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1911_obv.jpg

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1911_rev.jpg

 

1912-ЭБ (ex Gorny & Mosch auction 178, lot 6754 -- This lot went unsold at auction. When I picked up the 1908 poltina in Munich, I couldn't believe that such a beautiful toned coin with tremendous eye appeal went unnoticed, even if it is perhaps the most common date of the series together with 1913-BC):

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1912_toned_ex_GornyMosch_obv.jpg

RUSSIA_50_Kopeks_1912_toned_ex_GornyMosch_rev.jpg

 

1913-ЭБ (scarce mintmaster for that year -- the pictures are a little distorted in perspective):

50_Kopeek_1913_EB_NGC_AU_55_obv_coin.jpg

50_Kopeek_1913_EB_NGC_AU_55_rev_coin.jpg

 

1913-BC (this coin belonged to my father-in-law and was actually responsible for awakening my interest in Russian coins):

Russia_50_Kopeek_1913_BC_ex_MG_obv.jpg

Russia_50_Kopeek_1913_BC_ex_MG_rev.jpg

 

(ran out of image permissions ... next message is the last of the poltinas...)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

bobh, nice run of NII poltinas :ninja: I once attempted the same for the roubles of NII, so I know it does not come easy.

 

I have only a few poltinas, but this one I like. It is ex Virgil Brand.

 

176217.jpg

 

176218.jpg

Fabulous coin! ;)

 

This poltina is also ex-Brand. He purchased it privately from "St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company" in 1922.

ioanniiipoltina.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cathreine II

Nice! :ninja:

 

This first portrait type of Catherine (with the lace neck ruff) is the design I like most for this ruler.

 

For some reason, the neck ruff was removed from the design in 1766. Does anyone know why this change was made? ;)

 

Thanks in advance for any reply.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice! :ninja:

 

This first portrait type of Catherine (with the lace neck ruff) is the design I like most for this ruler.

 

For some reason, the neck ruff was removed from the design in 1766. Does anyone know why this change was made? ;)

 

Thanks in advance for any reply.

 

Hmm...Interesting question..I've no idea. Always accepted it as given..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 years later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...