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The Sestroretsk ruble 1771 ("Simonovski")

Diameter 101 mm, the pattern on the edge

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Nominal: 1 ruble
Year: 1771
Metal: Copper
Period of issue: 1776
Standard weight: 1049 g
Mint: Sestroretsk
Standart diameter: 101 mm
Standart thickness: 15 mm
Volume of issue: Известен 1 экземпляр
Edge: A complex pattern made up of ovals
Nominal: 1 ruble
Year: 1771
Metal: Copper
Period of issue: 1776
Standart weight: 1049 g
Mint: Sestroretsk
Standart diameter: 101 mm
Standart thickness: 15 mm
Volume of issue: Известен 1 экземпляр
Edge: A complex pattern made up of ovals

Description of coin The Sestroretsk ruble 1771 ("Simonovski"):

On the front side is a two-headed eagle with shield on breast, in which the date of issue "1771". In a circle a wreath of Laurel leaves.

On the flip side , nominal value in words in two lines: "МОНЕТА РУБЛЬ" upstairs the Imperial crown. In a circle a wreath of Laurel leaves.

Wide field-of-GURT is a complicated pattern formed with ovals and semi-circles. The pattern is interrupted by approximately 1-2 mm.


In the years 1770-1778 in Russia was conducted in an attempt to establish a coinage of copper rubles, which was planned to be used for the exchange of paper Bank notes. Instead of coins-plat the time of Catherine II new rubles had to have a round shape and all the signs of real coins. Production was carried out at the Sestroretsk factory in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, as a raw material used in the old guns. Mugs for coins were cut out of the copper cylinder, which was labor-intensive. On both sides of the workpiece was applied to the stigma of specially created for this stamp.

After unsuccessful attempts to establish production of, from 1774 to the preparation led by the favorite of the Empress Platon Zubov, who instructs the adjustment of production M. Simonova. As a sample Soimonov receives a sample and stamps with the date "1771". In November, 1776, Soimonov offers to reduce the thickness of the disc 26 to 15 mm, thus increasing the diameter 70-76 mm to 101. The only known prototype of this ruble collectors call "Simonovski".

Only two known authentic version of "Sestroretsky" rubles with the date "1770" and "1771", one of large diameter with the date "1771", two official remake, and a number of fakes and copies.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 1 рубль:

1. The ruble Plata 1 ruble 1725
2. The ruble Plata 1 ruble 1726
3. The Sestroretsk ruble (small diameter) 1 ruble 1770
4. The Sestroretsk ruble (small diameter) 1 ruble 1771
5. The ruble of Emperor Constantine 1 ruble 1825
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