Poland 1836-SP PD 20 zlotych
This specimen was lot 21366 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. 20 Zlotych, 1836. PCGS Genuine--Cleaning, AU Details Secure Holder. Cleaned long ago now lightly toned. Sharply struck with good eye appeal." This issue was struck 1834-39 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Twenty zlotych equaled three rubles. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841. The initials ПД are for mintmaster Paul Danilov.
Recorded mintage: 10,007.
Specification: 3.89 g, ..917 fine gold, .114 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: C-136.2; Bit-1077; Parchimowicz-1046.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.