Poland 1831 ducat Fr-114

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12448
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12448 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. Ducat, 1831. NGC MS-61. Revolutionary coinage. Eagle and torch privy marks. Variety with dot before torch." This rare type is listed for 1831 only. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.

Recorded mintage: 163,205.

Specification: 3.46 g, .986 fine gold, 21.4 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-114; C-125; Parchimowicz-1059; Bit-1020; Kopicki-2750; Kaminski-801.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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