Poland 1832-KG 25 zlotych

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24868
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 24868 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $43,125. The catalog description[1] noted, "Nicholas I gold 25 Zlotych 1832 KG, Laureate head right/Date and value in wreath, MS62 NGC. Boldly struck with orange-golden patina over prooflike fields, with minor flan flaws and a few light marks. Extremely rare with a tiny mintage of only 152 pieces according to Bitkin. The first example of this elusive issue that we have seen, and we can only find one other record of sale in the last 6 years, and that a lesser condition coin." This rare type is listed for 1828-33 with the peak mintage being 1,500 pieces for 1829. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.

Recorded mintage: 152.

Specification: 4.89 g, .917 fine gold, .144 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM C118, P-1049c, Bit-981 (R2).


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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