Poland 1823-IB 10 zlotych
This specimen was lot 501 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 6,000 (about US$7,519 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "10 Zlotych Polskich 1823, Warsaw Mint, IB. Rare. 6 roubles acc. to Iljin. 7 roubles according to Petrov. 10 roubles acc. to Trapeznikov. About extremely fine." This issue was struck 1823-25 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Ten zlotych equaled one and a half rubles. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841.
Recorded mintage: 1,124.
Specification: 31.1 g, .868 fine silver, .868 troy oz ASW, this specimen 31.03 g.
Catalog reference: KM C101.2, Dav-248, Bitkin 822 (R).
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.