Russia, Nicholas I Patina 1832 Pewter
This Russian Patina or retro pattern was issued for Czar Nicholas I (1825-1855). It is retro-dated 1832 for his death. His cause of death is still unknown, it is speculated that he committed suicide after the defeat during the Crimean War. Each is full crownsized and struck in Proof Pewter, a most difficult metal to work with, so the mintage was greatly restricted.