The Millenium of Danzig [200]

The Millenium of Danzig (997-1997)

Subject: no
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 2000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 1996-12-18
Issue price: 990 pln
Lions holding up a shield with a coat ofarms: a crown with two crosses; the year '997' with a finial above the arms; the year 1997 belo w the arms; the whole composition is surrounded with a tiny ornament A drcular legend 'TYSIĄCLECIE MIASTA GDAŃSKA' in the rim, drcular ornamental adornment above the legend, with a break on the left side.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the crowned Eagle on acoat ofarms as the state emblem ofthe Polish Repubiic; the date ofissue '1996' above the coat; the whole composition is surrounded with a tiny ornament. A semicircular legend 'RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA 200 ZŁOTYCH' in the rim; ornamental adornment above the legend, with a break on the left side.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Millenium of Danzig

The coin commemorates the millenium of Gdańsk, one of the oldest Polish cities, an International economic centre of the Baltic Sea region whose history is closely connected with the history of Poland. The first mentron of Gdańsk being a Polish city, 'urbs Gyddanzyc', dates back to the Life of St. Adalbert in the year 997. The city was granted municipal autonomy about the year 1260. This period of Gdańsk history finished with the invasion and destruction of the city in 1308 by the Order of TeutoniC Knights.

Gdańsk became a member ofthe Hanza Union in 1361 and of the Prussian Union in 1440. After the victorious 13-year old war Gdańsk was reunited with Poland in 1466 obtaining various prmleges with the coinage privilege among them, from the King, Kazimierz ...

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