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)
Mintmasters mark "НГ"
|Metal, fineness||Silver 83 1/3 ( 868/1000)|
|Content chemically pure metal, g||18|
|Total weight, g||20.73|
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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