Poland 1835-SP PD 20 zlotych
This specimen was lot 71420 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. 20 Zlotych (3 Rubles), 1835-CNB NA. St. Petersburg Mint. NGC MS-62. Issue from Nicholas I. Very well struck with flashy surfaces. Brilliant and highly attractive." This issue was struck 1834-39 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Twenty zlotych equaled three rubles. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841. The initials ПД are for mintmaster Paul Danilov.
Recorded mintage: 52,007.
Specification: 3.89 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-111; C-136.2; Parchimowicz-1046b; Bit-1075.
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- Harris, Robert P., Guidebook of Russian Coins, 1725 to 1970, Santa Cruz, CA: Bonanza Press, 1971.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.