Russia, Nicholas II Patina 1917 (Family) Silver
In July 1918 Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia and first-cousin to King George V was assassinated.
The shooting happened in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains and would bring about tremendous change to Russia and the world.
On that night, Nicholas II, ex-tsarina Alexandra, their five children, and their four remaining servants, including their family doctor were awoken by the Bolsheviks and taken into the cellar of the mansion. The entire family and their servants were then slaughtered. The massacre brought an end to a 300-year-old dynasty and further established the Bolsheviks as the ruling power in Russia.
Our price for this piece is about half of what the Royal Mint charges for a similar piece (£82-£88 for a crownsized silver proof coin) with a much higher mintage. At just £39.95 this Silver Patina honouring the Romanov family is a great addition to a World Coin/Patina Retro Patterns collection of historical figures. Supplies are limited though...