||Elizabeth Gold Ducat 1748, Moscow mint, Fr-113, Bitkin 6 (R1), Diakov 181 (R1), Ilyin (20 Rubles), Petrov (25 Rubles), XF40 NGC. Obv. Crowned bust right. Rev. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with orb and scepter. This exceedingly rare, one-year type is struck on a slightly uneven flan, with no significant flaws. Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, ascended to the throne by coup and, during her 20 year reign, accomplished such notable tasks such as helping to establish the University of Moscow, creating a state theater and outlawing the death penalty. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $39,656.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.