Riga 1620 3 polker
This specimen was lot 70219 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2020), where it sold for $528. The catalog description noted, "LIVONIA. Poltorak, 1620. Sigismund III of Poland. NGC MS-66. Incredibly stunning quality for such an early coin, this lustrous example presents exquisite toning and an unbelievably high degree of brilliance." This type was minted in 1620 with several mintmarks, including the fox shown here. In 1621, the town was seized by the Swedish and held by them until captured by Russia in 1720.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 8 (listed under Livonia); Kop-8174.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The May 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.