They were tracked down and murdered by the Red Army.The coin in this auction is one of the best known and most sought-after Russian coins.The coin bears the standard of the so-called Latin Monetary Union.This currency union with the French franc as the foundation was the initiative of Napoleon III, created in 1865 by France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland (with the accession of Greece in 1868).
In 1917, the Tsar was forced to abdicate and escape with his family.
As we've reported, Kuenker's upcoming sale of Russian coins will have many investment-grade pieces on offer.
The lot leading the current auction bridges the gap between coins and medals, as it is a commemorative coin which marks the centenary of one of Russia's rarest medals. Another key coin in the sale is an exceptional Nicholas II gold coin, of which only 225 copies are known.
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