Poland 1976 500 zlotych Fr-118
This specimen was lot 21371 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. 500 Zlotych, 1976-MW. NGC PROOF-67 ULTRA CAMEO. Head of Kazimierz Pulaski facing left. Mintage of only 2,315 pieces. Hard mirror fields with frosted cameo devices. From the Vincent Alones Collection." The populace having long lost interest in alleged heroes of the socialist revolution, the regime went back in time to honor Kazimierz Pulaski (1745-79), who fought and died in the American war of independence.
Recorded mintage: 2,315 proofs.
Specification: 30 g, .900 fine gold, 32 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM Y-85; Fr-118.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.