1898 Russia Gold 5 Rouble – Tsar Nicholas II


The 1898 Russia Gold 5 Rouble - Tsar Nicholas II

The 5 Rouble is 90% gold. It weighs 4.3013g and has a diameter of 18.55mm and thickness of 1.15mm.

The Obverse shows Tsar Nicholas II facing left. The inscription (which is in Russian) says 'BY THE GRACE OF GOD NICHOLAS 2, EMPEROR AND RULER OF ALL RUSSIA'.

These coins are available (subject to stock) from the Royal Mint Shop  (product code HISR5R).

The Reverse shows a two-headed Eagle, the State Emblem of the Russian Empire, holding a Sceptre and Orb.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at St. Petersburg Mint.
Remember 1898 ?
The Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Coalition). US President is William McKinley (R-Ohio). Harrods in Knightsbridge install UK's first (stepless) escalator. H. G. Wells publishes The War of the Worlds.
Nicholas II (Russia) (1894-1917)
Nicholas II (or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. In the Russian Orthodox Church he was known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer. Nicolas is the grandson of Queen Victoria.

Born in St Petersburg on 18 May 1868. He abdicated on 15 March 1917 after being deposed slightly earlier. He was assassinated on 17 July 1918.
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Which Mint: St. Petersburg Mint
St. Petersburg Mint was established in 1724 by Peter the Great, and is one of the largest mints in the World.
Country of Origin: Russia
Russia, or the Russian Federation, spans Eastern Europe and Asia. It is the largest country in the World by land mass, being 17.13 million km² which is one-eigth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Population is 144 million (in 2020). Currency is the Russian Rouble subdivided into 100 kopeyka.
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