Silver Rouble of the Last Russian Czar
Perhaps the most tragic figure to emerge from the carnage of World War I is Nichols II, the last czar of Imperial Russia. When the war started in 1914 Nicholas was believed to be the third richest person in modern history. Four short years later, he, his wife, their five children, family doctor, maid and cook were herded into a small room where they were unceremoniously executed under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin in Moscow.
The purge didn’t end with the murder of the Romanov family. The Bolsheviks wanted a clean break with the past and to that end they sought to scrub all traces of Imperial Russia from the history books. When you want to erase someone from history, however, it takes a lot of work. So, in addition to overthrowing the government and murdering Nicholas and his family, the Bolsheviks attempted to destroy anything and everything bearing the Czar’s image – and that included these Silver Roubles bearing the image of Nicholas II on one side and the Romanov family crest on the other.
The Bolsheviks were mostly successful in rounding up these Silver Roubles and destroyed as many as they could get their hands on. Fortunately for today’s collectors, some of these historic coins managed to escape the melting pots – and now you can secure one or more for your collection in Very Fine (VF) condition.
These “Russian Silver Dollars” were struck in 90% fine silver during the reign of Nicholas II from 1894-1917. Each features the Czar’s famous coronation portrait along with a Cyrillic inscription that translates to “Nicholas II, Emperor and sole ruler of all Russia.” The lavishly intricate Romanov crest on the coin’s reverse features eight tiny regional crests within a double-headed eagle’s wings, including the eagle of Poland and the lion of Finland.
Reviled by many during his lifetime – thanks in large part to waves of self-serving Soviet propaganda, history has taken a less negative view of Nicholas II since his murder more than a century ago. He, his wife the Empress Alexandria and their children have been canonized as Martyrs by the Russian Orthodox Church and Nicholas himself was venerated as Saint Nicholas The Passion-Bearer. As one historian noted, Nicholas was a good man who ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time with disastrous consequences for himself, his family and his nation.
- SILVER ROUBLE OF THE LAST RUSSIAN CZAR – These Silver Roubles were struck under the authority of the last czar of Imperial Russia. They feature a portrait of Nicholas II on the obverse and the Romanov family crest on the reverse.
- RESCUED FROM THE BOLSHEVIK’S MELTING POTS – The vast majority of these coins were confiscated and melted by the Bolsheviks. Fortunately, a few of these coins were hidden away and are available for today’s collectors.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Silver Rouble in this offer was struck in 19.996 grams of 90% fine silver and measures 34 mm in diameter.
- LEGAL TENDER FROM IMPERIAL RUSSIA – These coins were legal tender in Imperial Russia. Much like a U.S. Silver Dollar that was worth 100 cents, a Silver Rouble was the standard unit of currency worth 100 kopeks.
- NICE COLLECTOR GRADE CONDITION – Your Russia Silver Rouble of Nicholas II was struck between 1894-1917 and comes in Very Fine (VF) condition, featuring full inscriptions with only moderate wear. Date varies.
Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of these historic Silver Roubles struck during the tragic reign of Nicholas II – the last czar of Imperial Russia. Order yours today!