750 years of Poznań [100]

750th anniversary of the granting municipal rights to Poznań

Subject: no
Face value: 100 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 8 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 2100 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2003-03-05
Issue price: 560 pln
An image of the Town Hall in Poznań against the clock face. On the right, the date: 1253. At the top, the semicircular inscription: 750-LECIE LOKACJI POZNANIA (750th anniversary of Poznań's municipal charter).

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
An image of an ornamental knocker from the west door of Poznań Cathedral on Ostrów Tumski. Inside the knocker, the inscription: 100 / zł. On the right: detail of the front facade of the Gothic church of Our Lady. At the bottom: an image of the Eagle as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the top, the semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). Under the left talon of the Eagle, the mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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750th anniversary of the granting municipal rights to Poznań

In 2003, Poznań celebrates the 750th anniversary of its municipal status. The history of the city, however, predates 1253 by centuries. In 1999, a team of archaeologists led by Professor Hanna Kócka-Krenz discovered the ruins of the palatium of Prince Mieszko I on the isle of Ostrów Tumski, which is the oldest part of the city, surrounded by the waters of the Warta and the Cybina rivers. When it was discovered that the structure had been erected as early as ca. 950 and is the oldest surviving example of monumental palace architecture on the territory ruled by the Piast Dynasty, the position of Poznań in the early origins of the Polish State was revised. Research findings prove that the city constituted the leading centre of the territory of Mieszko I.

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