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Russia Kopek  1704 to 1718
Russia Kopek 1704 to 1718

That's St. George the dragon slayer on this old Russian coin. According to the Standard Catalog, the Russian inscriptions read RULER OF ALL THE RUSSIAS, referring to Czar Peter Alexievitch (Peter the Great). The coin in our picture comes from Künker in Germany where it sold for 220 euros (about $300 US dollars) back in 2007. Keunker's coin is in such good shape, it would probably sell for quite a bit more today. Most coins you see are not as well preserved as this one.

Approximate catalog values:

worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $90
well preserved: $180

Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

CoinQuest thanks Künker for use of their coin photo. It is a beautiful specimen.

Coin: 15230 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Therapyguy, Sun, 18-Aug-2013 11:39:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 20-Aug-2013 13:34:23 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 05-Aug-2015 13:37:20 GMT
Requester description: The lettering appears to be russian, certainly something that I can't reproduce on a keyboard. There is a military figure with a long lance (spear?) thrusting down at something. He is mounted on a horse which has two front legs off the ground. Coin is hammered and off centre.
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