Trace the fortunes of Tzar Nicholas II and the final years of Russian Empire with this classic set of silver coins struck over a century ago, and now replaced bynewer issues. Issued under Nicholas II, this set includes an Uncirculated 1914-1917 Finland 50 Pennia struck in 75% silver and a Genuine 1867-1916 Russia15 Kopek struck in 50% silver.
As Russia entered WWI in 1914, it’s borders stretched from Finland to the Pacific, and it had the world’s largest army. But then Nicholas outlawed the sale of vodka, which made up 28% of the government’s income. That hurt war efforts – railroads couldn’t be repaired, so troops, supplies and food couldn’t be moved. Food shortages occurred and the starving citizens blamed the government. By 1917, the Russian people were sick of the war. Nicholas was forced to abdicate and murdered, and the Bolsheviks seized control. Get this vintage set of silver coins, displaying the crowned double-headed eagle of the Romanov dynasty, now!
- Year: Mixed Years
- Product Type: Sets
- Material: Silver
- Countries: Russia