Ring: MN25, core: CuAl6Ni2
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: in the centre, on a separate surface in the shape of a circle, the image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, in a semi-circle, the notation of the year of issue: 2014. Along the rim, on a separate surface, at the top, a semicircular inscription: “RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA”; at the bottom, a semicircular inscription: “5 ZŁOTYCH”, preceded and followed by a dot. Reverse: in the centre, on a separate surface in the shape of a circle intersected by wavy lines, a stylized image of a hand with two fingers arranged in the victory gesture; in the background a stylized contour of the map of Poland. Along the rim, on a separate surface, at the top, a semicircular inscription: “25 LAT WOLNOŚCI | 25 YEARS OF FREEDOM”, at the bottom eleven dots.
A brief annotation
Issue in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of parliamentary elections, which took in place on 4 June 1989. These were the first partially free elections in the history of Poland after World War II. The Communist authorities ensured that at least 65 percent of seats in the Sejm were reserved for the Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) and its satellite parties. The remaining seats in the Sejm (35 percent) were intended for nonpartisan candidates. They competed for these seats and all seats to the Senate in a democratic manner. The elections ended in a decisive victory for the opposition.