POLAND, DANZIG free city 1923 silver “tall ship” 1/2 Gulden; scarce 2-yr type, 1st yr of issue; AU


Original Poland Danzig 1923 silver Half-Gulden scarce 2-year type, 1st yr of issue; scarce AU condition with some mint luster remaining. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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Poland Danzig 1937 bronze Pfennig scarce 5-year type, last yr of issue, rare Red Uncirculated condition with original mint luster remaining – hard to find this nice.

Scarce free City of Danzig 1st standard coinage – scarce 2-year type, 1st year of issue silver  alloy 1/2 Gulden in scarce Almost Uncirculated condition. The specimen is in great overall condition but some unfortunate scratches at 4 o’clock on reverse spoil an otherwise solid AU grade. About 20 mm in diameter, 2.5 grams, reeded rim; no rim nicks or dings; scarce this nice.  This original Poland Danzig 1923 silver Half-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 – then 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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