Poland 1925 20 zlotych

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50251
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50251 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $822. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. 10 & 20 Zlotych, 1925. Fr-115-116; Y-32-33; Parchimowicz-125-126. Both pieces NGC MS-64." This one year type and the accompanying ten zlotych are the only gold issues of the shortlived Republic of Poland (1918-39). The SCWC notes that none were released for circulation but some must have got out as they appear in auctions from time to time. This coin was struck to the standard of a French or Swiss gold twenty francs.

Recorded mintage: 27,000.

Specification: 6.45 g, 0.900 fine gold, .186 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-116; Y-33; Parchimowicz-126.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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