Poland 1829-FH 25 zlotych

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Sincona sale 25, lot 2065
This specimen was lot 2065 in Sincona sale 25 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 9,000 CHF (about US$11,117 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Nikolaus I. 1825-1855 25 Zlotych 1829. Warsaw Laureate head of the emperor to r. Rev. Value and date in oak leaves. Underneath, F. H. (Friedrich Hunger, Intendant of the Mint). Very rare only 1500 specimens minted. Extremely fine to uncirculated. 18 roubles acc. to Petrov."
This rare type is listed for 1828-33 with this being the peak year. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.

Recorded mintage: 1,500.

Specification: 4.89 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 4.89 g.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 980 (R1). Schl. 18. Fr-110, KM C118.


  • Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Rarities, Auction 25, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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