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In memory of marriage of Grown Prince Alexander

Commemorative Silver Coins of Russian Empire

In memory of marriage of Grown Prince Alexander

Par : 1 ruble

Release Date: 1841 year

Mint: ST. Petersburg Mint (SPMD) (engraver H. Gube)
Engravers mark
Mintmasters mark "НГ"

Commemorative Silver Coins of Russian Empire 1 ruble In memory of marriage of Grown Prince Alexander
Commemorative Silver Coins of Russian Empire 1 ruble In memory of marriage of Grown Prince Alexander

Metal, fineness Silver 83 1/3 ( 868/1000)
Quality UNC
Content chemically pure metal, g 18
Total weight, g 20.73
Diameter, mm 35.5
The edge ribbed
Mintage, pcs. ?

During his bachelor days, Alexander made a state visit to England in 1838. Just a year older than the young Queen Victoria, Alexander's approaches to her were indeed short-lived. Victoria married her German cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg in February 1840. On 16 April 1841, aged 23, Tsarevitch Alexander married Princess Marie of Hesse in St Petersburg, thereafter known in Russia as Maria Alexandrovna.

(Marie was the legal daughter of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Wilhelmina of Baden, although some gossiping questioned whether the Grand Duke Ludwig or Wilhelmina's lover, Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, was her biological father. Alexander was aware of the question of her paternity).

The marriage produced six sons and two daughters.

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