Poland 1818-IB 25 zlotych

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30234
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30234 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Scarce Polish Type Alexander I of Russia gold 25 Zlotych 1818-IB, XF45 NGC. Struck without collar type. Minor central loss from circulation is evident and a myriad of micro-abrasions on the surfaces give a pleasingly uniform appearance. Somewhat prooflike in the reverse fields, this is a scarce and desirable Polish gold striking." This scarce type is listed for 1818-26. A variety exists for 1818 struck without collar, resulting in a larger diameter. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.

Recorded mintage: 54,627.

Specification: 4.89 g, .917 fine gold, .144 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-C102A, Fr-106.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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