Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Infringing Holland gold ducats in the Russian Empire

Sep 12, 2022, 4:20 PM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116


Ivan Sintchouk (Independent Researcher)


The pseudo-Netherlands chervonets of the Imperial Cabinet was minted in the Russian Empire between 1770 and 1867. Intended primarily for internal circulation it became the official means of payment in the Russian Empire in 1773 on the initiative of Count Z.G. Chernyshev, the Belarusian Governor-General. The overvalued rate of the unauthorized chervonets madei of cabinet gold in the Dutch appearance was supported by mandatory acceptance into government payments at a price of 3 roubles apiece. The key question for research s the question “What is to be the rate of gold «Holland» ducats to silver?” Cankrin's reform was used to a large extent for the hidden devaluation of the gold chervonets.
The present study was carried out using a large number of documents from the archives of St. Petersburg, Minsk and Vilnius.

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Ivan Sintchouk (Independent Researcher)

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