Poland 1785 8 groszy

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1972
This specimen was lot 1972 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN, Stanislas August Poniatowski, 1764-1795. 8 Groschen 1785, Warschau. Äusserst seltene Erhaltung. Fast FDC. (kingdom of Poland, Stanislas August Poniatowski, 1764-95, eight groschen of 1785, Warsaw mint. Extremely rare condition, About uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1783-85 in the final years of the Polish kingdom.

Recorded mintage: 78,000.

Specification: 9.35 g, .626 fine silver, this specimen 9.39 g.

Catalog reference: Kopicki 2414, KM 198.1.

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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