Poland 1840 5 groszy
This specimen was lot 721 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 250 (about US$313 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "5 Groszy 1840, Warsaw Mint. About extremely fine." This issue was struck 1836-40 while Poland was under Russian rule (1815-1918). Five groszy equaled two and a half kopeks or one sixth of a zloty. Russian coinage for Poland ended in 1841.
Recorded mintage: 126,991.
Specification: 1.45 g, .192 fine silver, .009 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.47 g.
Catalog reference: KM C111a, Bitkin 1193.
- 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.