Poland 1818-IB 50 zlotych

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1459
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1459 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $6,168.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. 50 Zloty, 1818-IB. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Deep lemon color with traces of prooflike mirroring in the legends. Conservative grading." This scarce type is listed for 1817-29. 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: 50,040.

Specification: 9.78 g, .917 fine gold, .288 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Fr-105; KM-C103; Bit 805.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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