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Offline mrbadexample

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Russia 2 kopeks 1762/0
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:49:01 PM »
Good afternoon all.

I have just watched this coin go for more than I could spend at auction.  :(

It intrigued me though, and I thought if I can't own it then I can at least talk about it. :)

KM# C42

Is this a posthumous strike over the previous issue?

Thanks,
MBE

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Re: Russia 2 kopeks 1762/0
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 09:56:33 AM »
No wonder it went for an amount above your budget. It is 1762 over 1760, which is a very hard to get variant.

Peter
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Re: Russia 2 kopeks 1762/0
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 02:00:24 PM »
It is Peter. I couldn't find out enough about it to determine a value, and since the bidding started at more than I was comfortable with, I left it. It went for around 400 with commission, which I suspect was actually quite cheap. I bet the new owner is happy with it.

What I liked about it was the traces of the undertype, which I believe to be from the previous issue. The numerals 17 under the horse on the obverse, and the phantom horse legs on the reverse.  :o