THIS IMPERIAL SPECIMEN WAS TO ASCERTAIN TECHNICAL DIE PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS BEFORE THE OFFICIAL IMPERIAL CORONATION GIFTS WOULD BE PRODUCED IN THE PROPER PRESENTATION METALS. IN DIAMETER OR 50 DUCAT SIZE DESIGNATED FOR THE MALE RECIPIENT IN THE IMPERIAL FAMILY PROTOCOL , AS OFFICIAL IMPERIAL CORONATION GIFT FROM THE EMPEROR NICHOLAS II IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE.The Smithsonian museum in Washington DC , has this piece in gold , as well as the 50mm. 30 ducat size in their collection by way of emperors sister Xenia & her husband Sandro. THIS PIECE IS ABSENT IN ALL MUSEUM COLLECTIONS OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD. The item "1896 RUSSIAN IMPERIAL CORONATION MEDAL MUSEUM EXHIBIT PRODUCTION TEST SPECIMEN" is in sale since Saturday, March 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Russia\Empire (up to 1917)". The seller is "dusan2" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.