Poland 1829-FH 50 zlotych

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Sincona sale 25, lot 2064
This specimen was lot 2064 in Sincona sale 25 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 22,000 CHF (about US$27,175 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Nikolaus I. 1825-1855 50 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 1878 specimens minted. Almost uncirculated/uncirculated. 20 roubles acc. to ljin. 35 roubles acc. to Petrov. Cabinet piece with fine gold toning."
This rare type is listed for 1827 and 1829. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.

Recorded mintage: 1,878 plus 237 proofs.

Specification: 9.78 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 9.77 g.

Catalog reference: Bitkin 978 (R1). Schl. 16, Fr-109, KM C119.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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