Poland 1833-KG 25 zlotych
This specimen was lot 25290 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $20,700. The catalog description noted, "Nicholas I gold 25 Zlotych 1833 KG, Laureate head right/Date and value in wreath, AU53 NGC. Highly attractive with light contact marks and luster in the legends. A very rare issue with a mintage of only 424 pieces." Despite Russian promises of autonomy, the czar found the Poles to be the most obstreperous of all his subjects. Major rebellions occurred in 1831 and 1863. This rare type is listed for 1828-33 with the peak mintage being 618 pieces for 1830. Coinage for Poland ceased in 1841 and regular Russian issues introduced.
Recorded mintage: 424.
Specification: 4.89 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM-C118, P-1049d, Bit-982.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.