One of my friends who is an antique book collector. Offered me thiscoin because he knew I am collecting Russian Imperial antiques. He had a very nice old Russian Bible from the late 1800's. It was leather and nicely tooled. He explained that it came in a box from an Estate Auction. He then told me about this coin Sewn in the front cover...so I bought the coin. That's all the details of this great story.
I know you will think this coin is not real I thought so too because when I checked the catalogs: Krause, Severin, and Uzdennikov it was not listed. They have listed,10 gold roubles: 1906 - 10 pieces, 1907 - not exist, 1908 - not exist, 1909 - 50,000 pieces. Two local jewelers did confirm it is gold, but i am not an expert, just a collector.
Anyway, but in reality, I do have this coin, check the pictures, and make your own decision, who is right and who is wrong. This is an extremely rare coin, one of a kind and maybe it exists only in one piece.
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