RUSSIA. Royal Wedding Gold Medallic Ruble, 1841. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas I. NGC MS-61 Prooflike. Bit-M902; Diakov-563.2 (R5); Sev-440. Weight: 49.06 gms. Mintage: 250. By H. Gube. Obverse: Jugate busts of Alexander and Maria left; Reverse: Pysche and Cupid standing, between crowned monograms of Alexander and Maria. Struck on a Ruble-size module, this medal was allegedly produced for guests of the wedding.
Far more elusive than the reported mintage suggests, only four records appear between NGC and PCGS, with this being the highest and only graded NGC example. The high relief of the design allows the devices to pop off the thick flan. Some scattered handling accounts for the grade, but no noteworthy marks are seen.