1768 Russia Catherine II the Great, Hammered 2 Kopek Copper, Ex. Rare Overstrike Variety! VF-/G+
We have on offer here, a 1768 Russia Catherine II the Great, Large Hammered 2 Kopek Copper, Ex. Rare Overstrike Variety! VF-/G+.
Rarely available old hammered minting style, 2-Kopek from the Great Russian Empire, under Tsar rule Queen Catherine II.
This is an ultra rare overstrike version, number '4' with designs clearly shown on obverse. Not the more usual types, this is harder to come by.
"Yekaterina Alexeyevna (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна) or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. She is one of the three women commonly referred to as "The Great", the others being Tamar of Georgia and Gertrude the Great. Born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, she came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe."