Poland 1818-IB 25 zlotych
This specimen was lot 30234 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description 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.
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- 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.