Joseph K. writes: I have a coin that has a picture of a king on the front. The writing around the coin is SIG.III:D x G: REX x PO:LI: On the back there is a royal crest that is made of a fortress and crossed swords on top. The writing on the back is: x III x 15 (crest) 92 GR (crest) OS ARG X TRIP CIVI x RI x GE and some type of symbol (like a scale or fleur-de-les). If anyone has any information that can shed light on this coin as to its value etc. Thank you.
You have a poltoraki or 3 kreuzer piece issued under the reign of Sigismund III. This coinage became debased soon after it was issued. Value Range: $10-$35.
Sigismund III (1587-1632) was the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1587-1632. He was also a prince of the royal Swedish house of Vasa and became King of Sweden in 1592. Sigismund was deposed from the Swedish throne in 1599 by his uncle, Charles IX of Sweden.