Poland 2008-MW 200 zlotych Fr-225

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24685
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This specimen was lot 24685 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $630. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. 200 Zlotych, 2008-MW. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. 450 years of the Polish Postal Service. Hard mirror fields with frosted cameo devices. Brilliant and attractive." Poland obtained her freedom in the early 1990's with the fall of the Berlin Wall but the new government found the treasury as empty as before. NCLT's ("Non Circulating Legal Tender" coinage) were issued in a bewildering array to help stem the flow. This one honors 450 years of the Polish Postal Service.

Recorded mintage: 11,000.

Specification: 15.5 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-225; Y-654.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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