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RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND FEDERATION. Catherine II. 1762-1796.
5 Kopecks 1764, Avesta Mint. 43.62 g. Bitkin 1286 (R3). Delzanno 128. AAH 106. Extremely rare. 200 roubles according to Ilyin. Environmental damage. NGC VF Details.
(~€ 15'625/USD 16'855)
From auction Künker 225, Osnabrück, January 2013, lot 1605 (price realized: EUR 34,000).
During the Russian-Swedish War of 1788-1790, 5 Kopecks coins were minted at the Swedish mint and served as payment for Russian workers in the border regions. There were 5 Kopecks coins minted in 1788 with the dates 1764, 1778, and 1787. Sweden claimed that these were coins captured from Russian ships and not "counterfeit money". This war coinage is one of the most interesting phenomena in monetary history and one of the most popular rarities in Russian and Swedish numismatics. The 1764 year offered here is by far the rarest of the three years, only very few pieces are known (besides the specimen in the museum of Avesta probably only 3 in private hands).