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Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia: Peter II

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Peter II (1727-1730)

Portait of Peter II

Peter II, son of Peter the Great.

The thirteen year old Czar moved the capital back to Moscow in 1728. The St. Petersburg mint ceased production of coins until 1738 when Empress Anna restored St. Petersburg as the capital. Peter II declared himself of age, but took no part in affairs of the State, devoting himself exclusively to hunting.

coin thumbnail coin thumbnail Silver ruble of 1728.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.308

coin thumbnail coin thumbnail 5 kopeck piece, struck in 1727, with the Romanov double-eagle. Note the five small dots around the edge of the coin, to tell the any recipient who could not read that the coin was worth 5 kopecks.
Collection of Coins and Medals, Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.317

coin thumbnail 5 kopeck piece of 1729, showing obverse side.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.318