Poland 1936 2 zlote KM-Y30
This specimen was lot 23566 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $120. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. 2 Zlotych, 1936. NGC MS-64. Struck to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Gdynia Seaport. A gorgeous specimen with brilliant, sparkling cartwheel luster on both sides." When the boundaries of Poland were drawn at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the port of Gdansk (Danzig) was not included. Accordingly, the Polish government developed a second port, Gdynia, a few miles away. A five zlotych (KM Y31) was issued on the same occasion. Another two zlote (KM Y27) also exists for 1936.
Recorded mintage: 3,918,000.
Specification: 4.4 g, .750 fine silver, 22 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-Y30.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.