Need help with Russian large Rouble coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by madstampguy, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. madstampguy

    madstampguy New Member

    Hi folks,
    could anyone please identify this Russian coin.

    It's 41.5-42mm diameter
    26.28grm weight

    It does have a nice 'silver ping' to it.

    I'm lost, searched Krause, everywhere. Help!


    Thank you for any help or direction.

    Best regards, Mark
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  3. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I'm quite certain that yours is likely a fake due to multiple factors.

    1. The design feels off to me.

    2. An authentic coin, according to numista, weighs 28.44 g.

    3. The edge on your coin is reeded whereas the edge is "threadlike."

    4. This coin catalouges for $2,850 in VG and $9,000 in VF according to Krause.
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  5. madstampguy

    madstampguy New Member


    Can you guys explain 'threadlike' please?

    Regards, Mark
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Compared to the real coins your coin is way off in the design and date. I am wondering if this is a Chinese fake. How much did you spend on this ?

    Catalog KM# 167
  7. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    100% fake. Ask for your money back immediately.

    Details are wrong and the planchet is too perfect for the technology back then. Lastly reeded edge was first around 1770s onwards if I recall correctly

    And no, I don't think it's silver, potentially toxic heavy metal.
  8. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Fake... Fake. Fake!!!
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  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    the second I saw it, it didn't look right. a strange, "mushy" and "dull" appearance are often factors that indicate a coin is fake.

    In China there are markets where some stalls sell fake coins. This reminds me of those baskets of random "silver" coins selling for 50 cents each
  10. madstampguy

    madstampguy New Member

    Thank you all for your help.
    I picked up the coin at a Sunday flea market years ago so no monetary loss fortunately.
    Thanks and best regards,
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    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

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