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Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Nineteenth century Russian roubles are collectors items, but because of their history, there is a question over each one whether it is a genuine Russian rouble or a forgery. There has been some prior research and analysis on the platinum used to make these roubles and on their method of manufacture. As W. C. Heraeus and Johnson Matthey both hold small collections of roubles never before investigated, it was decided to see what could be found out about them and what this could tell us about their origins. This is the first of a three part series and begins with some of the background history to the work. Part II appears later in this issue and Part III will be published in July.


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