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25 rubles 1908 "2 1/2 Imperial " (in honor of the 40th anniversary of Nicholas II)

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Coin 25 rubles 1908 2 1/2 Imperial  (in honor of the 40th anniversary of Nicholas II)
Nominal: 25 rubles
Year: 1908
Metal: Gold
Period of issue: 1908
Standard weight: 32,26 g
Ligature weidht: 29,03 g
Mint: Saint Petersburg
Standart diameter: 33,5 mm
Metal sample: 900
Volume of issue: 175
Edge: The inscription "ЧИСТАГО ЗОЛОТА 6 ЗОЛОТНИКОВЪ 77,4 ДОЛИ"(end of star)
Nominal: 25 rubles
Year: 1908
Metal: Gold
Period of issue: 1908
Standart weight: 32,26 g
Ligature weidht: 29,03 g
Mint: Saint Petersburg
Standart diameter: 33,5 mm
Metal sample: 900
Volume of issue: 175
Edge: The inscription "ЧИСТАГО ЗОЛОТА 6 ЗОЛОТНИКОВЪ 77,4 ДОЛИ"(end of star)

Description of coin 25 rubles 1908 "2 1/2 Imperial " (in honor of the 40th anniversary of Nicholas II):

The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth in the form of extended letters "Ω"

The obverse of the coin shows the profile of Nicholas II, face to the left. To the left of the profile from the bottom up in a semicircle along the rim is the inscription: "Б.М.НИКОЛАЙ II ИМПЕРАТОРЪ"("Б.М."means "God's grace"). To the right of the profile also circumferentially along the rim, but top to bottom the inscription: "И САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ ВСЕРОСС."

On the coin reverse in the centre, enclosed by a ring of dots, the depiction of the Small State Emblem of the Russian Empire of the sample of 1883. The coat of arms double-headed eagle crowned with two Imperial crowns, above is the same crown, but a larger size is associated with lower crowns waving a tape of Andrew's order. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left - power. Placed on the breast the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Moscow coat of arms surrounded by chain of the order of Saint Apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo. Lifted up on the wings of an eagle located the coats of arms of the eight kingdoms (four on each wing). On the left the arms of the kingdoms: Kazan, Polish, Tauric Chersonesos, and United in one the coats of arms of the Grand principalities of Kiev, Vladimir and Novgorod. On the right the arms of kings: Astrakhan, Siberia, Moscow and the Grand Duchy of Finland. The tail of a stylized eagle made. From the outside on the circumference the inscription: at the top - "2 1/2 ИМПЕРIАЛА" below - "25 РУБЛЕЙ ЗОЛОТОМЪ.1908 Г."(labels separated by a cinquefoil).


In 1896, on the occasion of the coronation of Nicholas II, was released a small batch of gold coins with a double face value (in Imperials and rubles). They repeated the test coin, 1895 expressed to the Imperials, but the value and weight was increased in 2.5 times. Later on the Imperial mines in Siberia was found a gold nugget weighing 5 pounds, from which it was decided to make the party such as coins, but with the date "1908" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Emperor. Nugget was enough for the manufacture of 175 coins.


Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak "History of money" Saint-Petersburg mint.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 25 рублей:

1. The 30th anniversary of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich 25 rubles 1876
2. 2 1/2 Imperial (in honor of the coronation of Nicholas II) 25 rubles 1896
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