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International Coin House AG
Nominal value
1 dollar (Niue Island)
28,28 g
37 x 62 mm, cross shape
Silver 925°
999 pcs.
Production quality
Proof with 24ct gold printing
International Coin House AG
B.H. Mayer’s Mint, Karlsfeld, Germany
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse depicts in the center of the cross the image of the coronation of the Polish king – Wladyslaw Lokietek, based on a famous painting of Jan Matejko. On the top of the coin there is an effigy of Elizabeth II and the Queen name. At the bottom there are inscriptions Niue Island, 1 dollar and the hallmark: Ag925. The reverse presents the image of the Szczerbiec hilt with its sheath. The sword sheath has a Polish coat of Arms on it, the hilt is decorated with a fancy ornament with evangelists. There is also an inscription – name of the sword “SZCZERBIEC”.
A brief annotation
The coin issued in connection with the 250th anniversary of the last Polish king coronation which falls on 25 November 2014. The coin depicts a very famous, historical Polish coronation sword – “Szczerbiec” (“the Notched Sword” or “the Jagged Sword”). This is the only Polish royal insignia that has been preserved until nowadays. According to legends it was jagged by the first Polish king – Bolesław Chrobry on Golden Gate in Kiev in XI century. The “Szczerbiec” was being passed on from one king to another through centuries of the Polish history. The oldest historical sources confirm that without any doubt it was used during coronation of king Władysław Łokietek (20.01.1320) and every next Polish king. During the coronation of the king Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1764 it was used the last time.
New issue
№ 1(62) 2023
№ 1(62) 2023
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