Poland 1837-NG 10 zlotych
This specimen was lot 702 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 15,000 (about US$18,798 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "1 ½ Roubles – 10 Zlotych 1837, St. Petersburg Mint, HГ. Rare. 4 roubles according to Iljin. 2.5 roubles acc. to Petrov. 2.5 roubles according to Trapeznikov. Choice proof with most attractive patina. The low mintage – 34 004 pieces." This issue was struck 1833-41 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Ten zlotych equaled one and a half rubles. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841.
Recorded mintage: 36,006 plus 193,382 without assayer's initials.
Specification: 31.1 g, .868 fine silver, .868 troy oz ASW, this specimen 31.07 g.
Catalog reference: KM C134, Dav-284, Bitkin 1091 (R1). Severin 3233.
- 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.