Poland, Albert I 1/2 Groschen

These Polish silver coins were struck about the time Columbus set out to discover America. The Polish King was called John I Albert and the denomination is 1/2 Groschen. They were minted in Krakow, Poland. They have an eagle within a circle on one side with the legend ‘Moneta 1 Alberti’. The other side has a crown within a circle with the legend ‘Regis Polonie’. They are about 500 years old and in Very Fine condition. We only have 32 examples, so if you want one, please get in quickly…
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SKU: FPL2040
£49.50
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