1896年俄罗斯尼古拉斯二世25卢布金币 PCGS AU Details
RUSSIA. 25 Rubles (2-1/2 Imperials), 1896. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II. PCGS Genuine--Scratch, AU Details Gold Shield. Fr-272; KM-Y-A65; Bit-312. Mintage: 301. Possibly struck in commemoration of the new czars coronation, this massive gold issue features a fairly paltry mintage and stands as one of the RAREST piece from this reign. The noted scratches consist of a few very light marks running vertically up the neck and back of the head of Nicholas, while some faint hairlines in the fields--possibly the result of a very light cleaning--are also evident.
Nevertheless, the piece remains virtually in the state in which it was manufactured at what was initially celebrated as a joyous occasion. Just over two decades later, however, the czar--along with his entire family</em>--would meet the most gruesome of ends as the once mighty dynasty fell to the hands of the Bolsheviks.