Lot 367

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RARE SILVER IMPERIAL RUSSIAN EMANCIPATION MEDAL 1861.  Comprising a rare silver medal issued For Efforts in the Emancipation of Serfs, the obverse with image of Alexander II beneath the inscription "I Am Thankful" and above the date 19 February 1861. And the verso with the text, "For Efforts in the Emancipation of Serfs." Diameter 28 mm. These silver medals were issued to members of the regional noblemen committees for "placing" serfs as well as secretaries of these committees. The medals were struck in 1861 at the St. Petersburg Mint. It is believed that only between 650 and 1000 silver medals were ever made. See Diakov 704.1.

Estimate:  $300 - 500   € 270 - 450
Price Realized: $1,375.00

Provenance:

The lifetime collection of Russian/Ukrainian émigré George Odarchenko (1929-1999).


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