Poland 1825-IB 10 zlotych
This specimen was lot 24801 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description noted, "Alexander I 10 Zlotych 1825-IB, XF40 NGC, a nicely struck coin, cleaned at one time with moderate handling in the obverse fields. Very rare date." 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: unknown but few.
Specification: 31.1 g, .868 fine silver, .868 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM C101.2, Dav-248.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.