Silver Coinage of Imperial Russia 1682 to 1917 by H. M. SEVERIN, MUNZEN & MEDAILLEN A. G. , JACQUES SCHULMAN N. V., SPINKS & SON LTD. 1965

The companion to Severin’s book on gold and platinum coinage of Russia is this work on the silver coinage. The best way to describe this volume is as “exhaustive”. Each ruler and denomination is addressed year by year with varieties in eagles, spellings, wreaths and buds, large and small lettering. The end of the book consists of 48 plates.

I bought this at an Indianapolis coin show. I knew about the book but did not pursue getting one. When I came upon it, I realized I had no idea what silver coinage entailled. But I have the volume now and I have much to learn.

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