POLAND, DANZIG free city 1923 silver “boat” 1 Gulden; scarce 1-yr type, attractive AU

$79.97

Original Poland Danzig 1923 silver Gulden scarce 1-year type; nice AU condition with some mint luster remaining. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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Poland Danzig 1923 silver Gulden scarce 1-year type; nice AU condition with some original mint luster remaining – hard to find this nice.

Scarce free City of Danzig 1st standard coinage ‚Äď scarce 1-year type silver alloy 1 Gulden in scarce Almost Uncirculated condition. Very attractive design with a sailing ship and a star above it. Some science fiction aficionados even say that this type was the first “starship” coinage ever minted ūüėȬ† About 23 mm in diameter, 5 grams, reeded rim; no rim nicks or dings; scarce this nice.¬† This original Poland Danzig 1923 silver Gulden has not been cleaned; these are the actual photos.

Danzig was established circa 900 AD; a number of European countries had claimed it since. During several periods of its history, Danzig was a free city-port, the last time from 1919 to 1939 Рthen officially part of Poland. Danzig was taken over by Nazi Germany in 1939. It was Danzig where the first shots of World War II were fired. Early in the morning on September 1st, 1939, German battleship Schleswig-Holstein began bombardment of the Polish positions at Westerplatte (a small peninsula in the city’s harbor). Outnumbered almost 1 to 10 and lacking heavy weapons, Polish defenders at Westerplatte resisted the German army offensive for over a week until they finally ran out of ammunition. Lots of history there. Following the end of WW2 the city was renamed Gdansk; the city part of Poland once again.

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Weight 0.3 lbs

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