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Dołhobyczów. Illegal collection in luggage, 209 coins in it

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Customs and Tax Service officers from Dołhobyczów (Lublin Voivodeship) prevented the smuggling of 209 coins, including: silver coins from the former Russian Empire. According to the specialist, the coins should be transferred to state collections.

Superintendent Marzena Siemieniuk from the Tax Administration Chamber in Lublin informed that the officers found the collection in the luggage of a passenger of a bus that was arriving from Ukraine to Poland. The woman did not report a cluster of 209 coins to border control, including: With Russia, Bulgaria, Finland, FrancePolish, Norway, German and USA and Hungarian.

The officers stopped the smuggling of 209 coinsLublin Customs and Tax Office in Biała Podlaska

206 coins, two medals and one token

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According to Siemieniuk, the coins included 206 coins, two medals and one token. A specialist from the Lublin branch of the Polish Numismatic Society estimated the value of the collection at over PLN 8.7 thousand. zloty. The most valuable are silver coins minted in the former Russian Empire during the period of Tsars Alexander I and Nicholas I. The oldest coin dates from 1726, from the time of Catherine I.

Two coins from the period of the Kingdom of Poland

The collection also includes two-denomination silver coins from the period of the Kingdom of Poland: 15 kopecks and one zloty from 1836 and 20 kopecks and 40 groszy from 1848. “They had denominations in grosz, zloty and kopecks, as well as inscriptions in Polish.” and Russian. These coins are a testimony to the autonomy of the Kingdom of Poland operating under Russian rule,” the spokesman explained.

“According to the expert, the coins should go to state collections as exhibits,” Siemieniuk added.

According to the specialist, the coins should be transferred to state collectionsLublin Customs and Tax Office in Biała Podlaska

The smuggling proceedings are conducted by the Lublin Customs and Tax Office in Biała Podlaska.

Main photo source: Lublin Customs and Tax Office in Biała Podlaska



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