Poland 1753 3 groschen

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1629
Poland 1753 3 grosze rev Ponterio 173-1629.jpg

This specimen was lot 1629 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. 3 Grosze, 1753. PCGS MS-63. August III (1733-63). Toned." Elector Frederick August of Saxony was also king of Poland and issues for the two regions bear a strong resemblance. This type is recorded in various subtypes for 1753-56. This piece seems to have been worth about one twenty-fourth of a thaler, tho debasements were so frequent that it's hard to tell.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-152.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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