Poland 1755-EC 18 groszy
This specimen was lot 25491 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description 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.
Catalog reference: KM 148.2.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.