Poland 1834-NG 5 zlotych
This specimen was lot 693 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 950 (about US$1,191 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "¾ Roubles – 5 Zlotych 1834, St. Petersburg Mint, HГ. Rare. 5 roubles acc. to Iljin. About extremely fine with attractive patina." This issue was struck 1833-41 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Five zlotych equaled three-quarters of a ruble. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841.
Recorded mintage: 206,035 plus 85,848 without assayer's initials plus 414,069 of the bust obverse type.
Specification: 15.54 g, .868 fine silver, .433 troy oz ASW, this specimen 15.18 g.
Catalog reference: KM C133, Bitkin 1098 (R). Severin 3047. GM 9.9.
- Shiryakov, I. V., and Jürg Richter, The Sincona Collection, Part 3 and Russian Coins & Medals from Other Properties, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.