Poland 1811-IB talar Dav-247
This specimen was lot 13319 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. Grand Duchy of Warsaw. Taler, 111-IB. PCGS VF-30 Secure Holder. The Grand Duchy of Warsaw was created by Napoleon and granted to his ally, King Frederick August I of Saxony, who held it from 1807 to 1815." This rare type, struck while Poland was a puppet state of Napoleon, is listed for 1811-14. Poland returned to Russian rule after Napoleon's fall.
Recorded mintage: 4,488.
Specification: 22.92 g, .720 fine silver.
Catalog reference: C-87; Gum-2472, Davenport-247.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.