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Russian Coinage and Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich

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The Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich collection of approximately 11,400 Russian coins and medals is among the most comprehensive Russian numismatic collections outside of Russia. Mikhailovich had a lifelong commitment to collecting and documenting Russian coinage and published extensively on the topic. Following the Russian Revolution, Mikhailovich was executed in 1919. His wife and daughters went into exile and eventually sold the collection at auction. It changed hands a number of times before it was purchased by Lammot du Pont, whose son donated it to the National Numismatic Collection in the 1950s. This collection is a rich resource for the study of Russia, Europe, and numismatics more broadly.

 

A small portion of the Mikhailovich collection is on display in The Value of Money exhibition at the National Museum of American History.


Text adapted from The Value of Money by Ellen R. Feingold, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2015.

Grivna, Russia and Ukraine, 13th Century

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1/2 Poltina, Peter I, Russia, 1705

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1 Grivna, Peter I, Russia, 1704

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Beard Token, Russia, 1705

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1 Denga, Peter I, Russia, 1710

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2 Rubles, Catherine I, Russia, 1726

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1/2 Poltina, Catherine I, Russia, 1726

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1 Grosh, Catherine I, Russia, 1727

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3 Kopeks, Catherine I, Russia, 1727

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1 Kopek, Peter II, Russia, 1730

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1/2 Poltina, Anna, Russia, 1730

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1 Ruble, Elizabeth, Russia, 1757

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5 Kopeks, Elizabeth, Russia, 1757

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1 Kopek, Elizabeth, Russia, 1760

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5 Kopeks, Peter III, Russia, 1762

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1 Denga, Catherine II, Russia, 1763

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1/2 Poltina, Catherine II, Russia, 1790

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10 Kopeks, Pattern, Catherine II, Russia, 1796

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1 Ruble, Pattern, Paul I, Russia, 1796

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1 Ruble, Pattern, Alexander I, Russia, 1801

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1 Ruble, Alexander I, Russia, 1801

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1 Ruble, Constantine, Russia, 1825

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6 Rubles, Nicholas I, Russia, 1840

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12 Rubles, Russia, 1840

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1 Ruble, Pattern, Nicholas I, Russia, 1845

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25 Rubles, Alexander II, Russia, 1876

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50 Kopeks, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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50 Kopeks, Russia, 1895

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1 Ruble, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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1 Ruble, Proof, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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5 Rubles, Pattern, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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10 Rubles, Pattern, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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15 Rubles, Pattern, Nicholas II, Russia, 1895

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25 Rubles, Pattern, Russia, 1896

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