Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Summer 2022 Global Showcase AuctionAuction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 30582

Price realized: 20,000 USD   (Approx. 20,066 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

RUSSIA. Ruble Novodel, 1720 (in old Cyrillic). Moscow (Kadashevsky) Mint. Peter I (the Great). NGC MS-66.
KM-157.4; Bit-H332 (R3). Leaving an immediate visual impact, this entrancing Novodel displays quite well with a soft and almost glowing luster and uncommonly exceptional detail. The devices and legends are fully pressed into the flan with resounding clarity, leaving virtually nothing wanting. The surfaces provide a pastel tone, which softens the luster to a more reserved radiance. A single fault is seen on the bust of Peter, though outside of this, flaw or demerit cannot be found, as evidenced by the grade. A piece that can count both beauty and the fabled RARITY of a Novodel, and given these merits, we have lofty expectations for this Ruble, as certainly no shortage of collectors will be eager to add this to their advanced collections. To view all items from the Sigma Collection, click here.

From the Sigma Collection.

Estimate: $20000 - $40000