Poland 1811-IB talar Dav-247

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13319
Poland 1811 thaler rev P177-13319.jpg

This specimen was lot 13319 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. Grand Duchy of Warsaw. Taler, 1[8]11-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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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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