Poland 1755-EC 18 groszy

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 25491
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25491 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "August III 18 Groszy 1755-EC, MS65 NGC, fully brilliant with sharply struck details, incredible grade for this era." 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 1752-56. This piece, also called a tympf, seems to have been worth about one thirteenth of a thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM 148.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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