Poland 1817-IB 50 zlotych
This specimen was lot 2396 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description noted, "Poland. 50 Zlotych, 1817-IB. Warsaw mint. Alexander I of Russia. Plain head right. Reverse: Eagle. PCGS graded AU-50." This type was struck 1817-19 and is rare. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.
Recorded mintage: 17,194.
Specification: 9.78 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Bit-804; Fr-105; KM-C103; Kop-2735.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.