||Nicholas I Platinum 3 Roubles 1828 ???, Fr-160, Bitkin 73 (R1), MS64 NGC. Obv. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with orb and scepter. Rev. Date and value in beaded circle. Boldly struck with deeply mirrored fields. This is the first-year issue of Russian platinum coinage and very rare in Choice condition. Of the original mintage of 20,023, only a tiny number survive, as most were withdrawn from usage and melted after minting ceased in 1845
Realized $16,450.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.