1898 Russia 5 Ruble (NGC graded)

Specifications

Year
1897-1911
Country of Origin
Russia
Issuer
Grade
NGC 55 or 58
Denomination
5 ruble
Weight (g)
Fine Content
90%
Population
Depending on classification

The early gold Rubles from Russia are very popular.  They were made in 5, 7.50, 10 and 15 Ruble denominations, with all having a gold content of 900 (90.0% purity).  These Ruble coins are very popular amongst collectors and investors as many of the coins disappeared during the Russian Revolution, WW2, and during 70+ years of communism.  The 15 Ruble coins are very rare as they were only made for one year.

The 5 Ruble gold coins were issued by the Rommanovs 1897-1911.

The reverse side of the 5-Ruble coin displays the crowned, Russian imperial double-headed eagle, with shield on its breast, and decorated with the image of St. George slaying the dragon.  The reverse legend gives the denomination and the year of minting.  The obverse (head) of the coin features the portrait of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, facing left.  The legend reads, “By God’s Will, Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia.”

The size and color reproduction of the coins shown do not correspond to the actual coins.