The child of the journalist Fakt asked his parents for a zloty for sweets in a local shop. He got a coin, but it was Sunday, November 21 and the shop was now closed. Then the older brother took over the coin the sister had received for a while. It interested him that money is already 30 years old. He checked the coin’s price on the web…
A few days ago, our editorial colleague gave a child PLN 1 for sweets. It was a 1991 zloty. Since the daughter could not spend it right away, she wanted to hide the coin, but before she did, the older brother took it over to have a look at it? The boy immediately noticed that money was very old. He checked how much a coin is worth on the Internet and everyone was surprised then! It turned out that such a zloty can cost even several hundred zlotys! What conditions must it meet to actually get so much for it?
Nobody expected a coin to be worth much more than its face value after 30 years.
Out of curiosity, our editorial colleague and his child checked the price of the 1991 zloty at online auctions. They found out that it can cost up to PLN 700 if it is in perfect condition. That is what coins that were not in circulation are sold for. No scratches or damage. Circulation coins are much cheaper, but they still cost a lot. Such as that of our journalist’s house may be worth from 10 to 100 zlotys, depending on your luck at the auction.
The most damaged copies can be bought for a few zlotys. If well preserved, they are issued for PLN 50. Items in mint condition, even 200 or 700 zlotys. Destructs, i.e. coins minted with a minting defect, are also expensive.
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Why was the zloty from 1991, if the denomination was in 1995?
The denomination took place in Poland in 1995. It should be remembered that the NBP has minted coins since 1990. He stored them so that on the day of the money change he would not run out of coins. Coins from 1990 reach the price of several hundred zlotys at online auctions. Therefore, carefully watch every zloty you want to spend. Because it may turn out that it is worth much more than a candy by weight sold in a local shop.
One of the exemplary auctions can be found HERE.
(Tseo / TK / msob)
Do you have such a coin at home? It can be worth even several thousand zlotys!