Alexander II (1855-1881)

Two pieces from 1861, the year that Alexander II decreed the abolition of serfdom, an act by which he became known as the “Czar-Liberator”. The first coin is a 2 kopecks piece.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
2001.87.256

obverse | reverse

The second coin, 1 kopeck, shows the other side, with the inscription “A II”, for Alexander II.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.323

obverse | reverse

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