Poland 1831-KG 5 zlotych KM-C124
This specimen was lot 21598 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. 5 Zlotych, 1831-KG. Warsaw Mint. NGC MS-62. Struck during the November Uprising. A pleasing, well preserved example with a sharp strike, lustrous fields, and a minimum of toning." This issue was struck in 1831 along with 3 grosze, 10 groszy and 2 zlote, while Poland was rebelling against Russian rule. One zloty equaled fifteen kopeks or thirty groszy. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841. A czarist 1831-KG five slotych also struck in 1831 (C-116).
Recorded mintage: 22,571.
Specification: 15.5 g, .868 fine silver, 31.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-C124; Gum-2539; Bit-2.
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- Bitkin, Vladimir, Composite Catalogue of Russian Coins, Part II (1740-1917), Kiev: Moneta, 2003.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.