In 1740, under the will of Anna Ioannovna formally Emperor becomes two month old Ivan, the great-grandson of Ivan V. Government at this time was ruled by Biron first and then the mother of Ivan VI, Anna Leopoldovna. In 1741, the future Empress Elizaveta Ivan sent to prison, where he spent 23 years, until he was killed.
In this short period of time was conducted in an attempt to improve the production of coins with the portrait of Ivan VI (where his age was a bit high). Now these coins are very rare.
Some catalogs and reference books Ivan VI, called Ivan III in the terminology of pre-revolutionary times, the same designation on the silver coins of his reign.
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