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Russia Gold Poltina, Rouble, and 2 Roubles (Elizabeth)  1756 to 1758
Russia Gold Poltina, Rouble, and 2 Roubles (Elizabeth) 1756 to 1758

Russia minted poltinas (half roubles), roubles, and 2 roubles in gold starting in 1756. This page applies to those coins with the double-headed eagle on the reverse; 5 and 10 gold roubles have a different pattern on the reverse side. They are valuable coins.

The beautiful example in our picture comes from Coins.ee Numismaatika where it sold at auction for 1210 euros, about $1600 US dollars. This is a good price for such a nice coin.

Below are some approximate catalog values for these coins.

POLTINA (12 mm diameter, 0.81 grams, 0.024 troy ounces gold)
worn: $200
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2000

ROUBLE (17 mm diameter, 1.62 grams, 0.048 troy ounces gold)
worn: $180
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2000

2 ROUBLES (19 mm diameter, 3.24 grams, 0.096 troy ounces gold)
worn: $500
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $3800

CoinQuest thanks Coins.ee for use of their image. It is a nice one!

(Note to Derek: We do not know of a small Russian gold coin dated 1755, please check the date. Catherine the Great ruled from 1762 to 1796 and Elizabeth was empress from 1741 to 1762. It is Elizabeth's portrait on the coin. A coin dated 1755 may be a counterfeit.)

Coin: 13432 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Derek, Sat, 29-Dec-2012 09:56:55 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 03:17:49 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 15-Dec-2014 15:57:44 GMT
Requester description: 1755 Catherine the Great
Tags: russia gold poltina poland rouble 2 roubles elizabeth au goldish golden goldenen polushka polska polskie ilika iioay polski liika polskich polish noay iiika pybnb pykak pybab ruble pygak pybak pvkah rooblya rubles pvbah pykah pvkak pvbab pybah pvbak elizabith elisabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizibeth lizabeth catherine great double headed head eagle doubling doubled doubles oneheaded heads eaglets egals egal eagles eagel

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