Poland 1837-MW 5 zlotych

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Sincona sale 19, lot 703

This specimen was lot 703 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 65 (about US$82 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "¾ Roubles – 5 Zlotych 1837, Warsaw Mint. Fine to very fine. Collector’s note: “Obv. St.George with cloak. Rev. Date small”." 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: 999,770.

Specification: 15.54 g, .868 fine silver, .433 troy oz ASW, this specimen 16.58 g.

Catalog reference: KM C133, Bitkin 1143. Severin 3225. GM 14.17 var.


  • [1]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.

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