Poland 1817-IB grosz

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from the Stack's Bower 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7101
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This specimen was lot 7101 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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