At our Auction 11 – Extremely rare, until recently uncatalogued hybrid 5 zlotys 1930 “Sztandar”
Among the several copies of the “Sztandar” that we will be offering at the upcoming auction, this one stands out from the rest. Here is an extremely rare, until recently uncatalogued hybrid, discovered and described for the first time in 2019 by a specialist in the field of coins of the Second Polish Republic, Mr. Mariusz Walendzik, whose discovery was recently confirmed by the publication of the variety in the latest edition of the specialist catalog of J. Parchimowicz.
This piece was minted with the obverse stamp used for minting the “deep” banner with a characteristic doubled date (during the production of the stamp, the date was stamped twice, but not perfectly in the same place).
Denomination introduced by the reform of January 11, 1924. A coin minted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the November Uprising under the Regulation of the Minister of Treasury of November 14, 1930. In circulation until November 1939.
The coin was minted in Warsaw in an edition of 1,000,000 pieces, it was the first commemorative coin introduced into circulation in the Second Polish Republic. It is also the only circulation coin from the period of the Second Polish Republic which does not bear the name of the issuer: ‘RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA’.
Obverse: the state eagle of the 1927 model, below the inscription 5 ZŁOTYCH 5 and the year 1930;
Reverse: A banner fluttering in the wind on a long shaft topped with a banner eagle, with an inscription in three lines HONOR / I / HOMELAND, under the banner a horizontal inscription in four lines: 1830 – 1930 / ON THE HUNDRED / ANNIVERSARY / POW – STANIA separated by a flag pole. A rim made of dashes, Kościesza’s coat of arms at the bottom left – the mark of the State Mint in Warsaw, on both sides of the shaft there are the initials of the designer Wojciech Jastrzębowski – W – J.
.750 silver minted coin with a legal weight of 18 g and a diameter of 33 mm.