Medal: Russia Nicholas I  1845
Medal: Russia Nicholas I 1845

These are neat-looking medallions made to look like old rouble coins from the reign of Nicholas I (1825 to 1855). They are not made out of silver, but of brass or base metal and, perhaps, silver plated. I've seen two different styles. Both have Nicholas on the front and the double headed Byzantine eagle on the back.

No genuine roubles were made with this pattern, so these are not really counterfeit coins. However, unsuspecting collectors may pay too much for one. It is always best to know the person you are buying collectibles from. Start small, and, if you are satisfied, continue building relationships with dealers you trust.

Approximate values for these pieces are:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $25

Coin: 16689 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: chet, Sat, 15-Mar-2014 14:52:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 16-Mar-2014 01:00:23 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 01-Mar-2016 16:37:03 GMT
Requester description: 1845 portrait of nicholas I on obverse, Double headed russian eagle on reverse.
Tags: medal russia nicholas medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions nick nicol nicolas nicolai nicks nichol double headed head russian eagle doubling doubled doubles oneheaded heads rusia cccp russland eaglets egals egal eagles eagel cepocc hnkoaani cepebpa


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