1874, Russia, Emperor Alexander II. Rare Gold 5 Roubles Coin. Mint Year: 1874 Denomination: Gold 5 Roubles Mint Place: St. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-63 only three equal graded at PCGS and only one higher at MS64! 917 Weight: 6.54gm. Obverse: Large value numeral (5), flanked by rosettes. Denomination (“ROUBLES”), arabesques, date (1874) and mint initials… PURE GOLD 1 ZOLOTNIK 39 DOLS. Reverse: Large crown above crowned double-headed eagle, holding imperial scepter and orb. Mint master`s H-I initials below. 17 April 1818 in Moscow 13 March O. 1 March 1881 in Saint Petersburg was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland. Alexander’s most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia’s serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator. The tsar was responsible for other reforms, including reorganizing the judicial system, setting up elected local judges, abolishing corporal punishment, promoting local self-government through the. System, imposing universal military service, ending some privileges of the nobility, and promoting university education. He sought peace, moved away from bellicose France when Napoleon III fell in 1871, and in 1872 joined with Germany and Austria in the League of the Three Emperors that stabilized the European situation. Despite his otherwise pacific foreign policy, he fought a brief war with Turkey in 187778, pursued further expansion into Siberia and the Caucasus, and conquered Turkestan. Although disappointed by the results of the Congress of Berlin in 1878, Alexander abided by that agreement. Among his greatest domestic challenges was an uprising in Poland in 1863, to which he responded by stripping that land of its separate constitution and incorporating it directly into Russia. Alexander was proposing additional parliamentary reforms to counter the rise of nascent revolutionary and anarchistic movements when he was assassinated in 1881. The item “1874, Russia, Emperor Alexander II. Rare Gold 5 Roubles Coin. Gem! PCGS MS-63″ is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification Number: 35329085
- Certification: PCGS
- Grade: MS63