Two recent auction pick ups for my Kingdom of Poland OFEY collection.
Sigismund III Trojak (3 groschen) 1603, Krakow mint. KM#6, Iger K.03.1.a
Augustus III Copper 1 groschen (3 schilling) 1752 Grunthal mint, KM#147.1, Gumowski 2135, Kopicki 2081.
The reign of Augustus III (1733-63), who was concurrently Elector of Saxony as Friedrich Augustus II, poses a dilemma for collectors of Polish coins. From 1750-1763 there are coins struck in both Saxony and Polish mints, with the king's Polish title (Augustus III, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania). However, before this one can only find coins minted in Saxony, but with his German name and titles (Friedrich Augustus, King of Poland ... Elector of the Holy Roman Emperor), and typically German denominations ("12 einen Thaler," "24 Einen Thaler" etc). Gumowski calls these issues Saxon-Polish, but they appear to be most often listed under Saxony (Krause, Numista).
Deciding NOT co collect these as part of a Poland OFEY means there is a gap from 1733-1749 for this reign, but also a gap for most years between 1706 and 1733 in his father's reign (Augustus II) where a similar situation exists.