Poland: Design series of 1995

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Quote from: Figleaf on January 28, 2022, 10:47:35 AM
Whether it's the Warsaw uprising, Katyn woods, UB/SB right through Jaruzelski, they have reason enough to act this way and it should be respected.

Peter

The Ministry of Public Security (Polish: Ministerstwo Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego), commonly known as UB or later SB, was the secret police, intelligence and counter-espionage agency operating in the Polish People's Republic. From 1945 to 1954 it was known as the Department of Security (Urząd Bezpieczeństwa, UB), and from 1956 to 1990 as the Security Service (Służba Bezpieczeństwa, SB).




Quote from: Figleaf on January 28, 2022, 10:47:35 AM
In heraldics, crowns are not reserved for royalty and other feudals (cities and popes can have crowns) and objects, even if they once were symbolic or relevant may continue to be used after their symbolic value is lost.

That makes sense. In another tradition, the UK continues to use Latin on its coins, even though it is no longer part of the Roman Empire.
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Pabitra

Quote from: Figleaf on January 28, 2022, 10:47:35 AM
In heraldics, crowns are not reserved for royalty and other feudals (cities and popes can have crowns) and objects, even if they once were symbolic or relevant may continue to be used after their symbolic value is lost. Many cities once surrounded by woods have a jumping deer or tree in their arms, protestant cities have saints and cities with a silted port may have a ship in their arms. A particularly example with crowns is the city of Amsterdam. In 1489, the Austrian emperor Maximilian visited Amsterdam (the two disliked each other) and gave Amsterdam the right to deck its arms with an imperial crown. Max is long dead, his empire is gone, his crown is in a museum but the arms of Amsterdam are still decked with the crown.

On the Polish coins, the objective is symbolic. By reverting to the pre-Soviet heraldry, the country signals that what happened during the Soviet domination was an aberration and it doesn't count. Whether it's the Warsaw uprising, Katyn woods, UB/SB right through Jaruzelski, they have reason enough to act this way and it should be respected.

Peter

Even Romania reverted back to crown
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http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,41246.0.html