Poland 1817-IB grosz
This specimen was lot 7101 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. Grosz, 1817-IB. NGC PROOF-66 RB. Sharply struck with original mint red amongst the devices. Ex: Hesselgesser Collection." This copper type was struck 1816-22. This specimen realized seventy times the catalog value. The last grosz was struck for the kingdom of Poland in 1841; Russian coins were used thereafter.
Recorded mintage: 3,091,936, a common date.
Specification: 2.8 g, copper, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-C93; Parchimowicz-1016a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.