The Crane Gate in Gdańsk [5]

The Crane Gate in Gdańsk

Subject: Discover Poland
Face value: 5 pln
Alloy: (MN25/CuAl6Ni2) MN
Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 6.54 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 pcs
On the edge: irregularly milled; on the side an inscription: NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180°, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2021-05-28
Issue price: 5 pln
The reverse of the coin depicts the south-east view of the Crane Gate from the right bank of the Motława River and the coat-of-arms of Gdańsk in the form of two crosses and a crown.

Designer: Paweł Pietras
In the central part of the coin – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below it – mint mark: m/w, year of issue: 2021. Along the rim on a separate ring – face value: 5 ZŁOTYCH (5 zloty), issuing country: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland).

Designer: Dobrochna Surajewska

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The Crane Gate in Gdańsk

From its inception, Gdańsk owed its economic growth to sea and river trade. Quays for loading and unloading vessels, cargo storage facilities, and docks for building and repairing vessels were constructed in the town as early as the Middle Ages. Archival documents confirm that in 1363 a fortified wooden gate existed within the town’s eastern walls. The gate burnt down in 1442, but in 1444 a Flemish-style brick structure was erected on the same site to serve as a port crane. The name of the gate originates from the tin weathervane in the shape of a crane mounted on top of the gate.

The Crane Gate in Gdańsk is 28 metres long and 10 metres wide. Its ground-level walls are 4 metres thick. From the side of the Motława River, a 30-metre wooden structure rises ...

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