Poland 1784-EB 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1970
This specimen was lot 1970 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 7,000 CHF (about US$8,399 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN, Stanislas August Poniatowski, 1764-1795. Halbtaler 1784, Warschau. Äusserst seltene Erhaltung. NGC MS64. Hübsche Patina. (kingdom of Poland, Stanislas August Poniatowski, 1764-95, half thaler of 1784, Warsaw mint. Extremely rare condition, Attractive patina.)"
This type was struck 1783-84 in the final days of the Polish kingdom.

Recorded mintage: 12,000.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 14.08 g.

Catalog reference: Kopicki 2446. Gumowski 2386, KM 199.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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