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Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:50:54 AM »
New commemorative from Poland: Discover Poland: 25 Years of Freedom

(Image from World Coin News)



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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 12:29:03 AM »
That coin was issued a few days ago (22 May, mintage 1.5 million max). What is not so nice about the new 5 zł coins is that one of them costs more than two of the 2 zł coins which the central bank has issued so far. On the other hand, contrary to the commemorative "twoers" these may very well circulate: The specifications are the same as those of the regular 5 złotych pieces. :)

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 09:26:10 AM »
What is not so nice about the new 5 zł coins is that one of them costs more than two of the 2 zł coins which the central bank has issued so far.
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What is so nice about this coin is that only two of them will be issued every year, unlike those 2 Zl, which were issued for every rhyme and reason.
Warsaw mint is being disciplined prior to EUisation :-)

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 11:42:25 AM »
Ah, but Poland has been in the EU for ten years - and the euro is far away. ;)  In my opinion, the government/central bank wanted to do away with the abundance of 2 złote issues. Seems that "flood" deterred quite a few collectors; many stopped collecting them or focused on certain issues only.

And there was the problem that the commemorative 2 zł coins were different (size, composition) from the circulating pieces. In that sense, and with regard to the two-per-year limit, the new fivers are indeed like the €2 coins. The design of the first one may look a little "simple" but the occasion sure is an important one. The second issue (Royal Castle in Warsaw) will probably have a quite different style.

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 02:04:50 PM »
Ah, but Poland has been in the EU for ten years - and the euro is far away. ;)

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Let me correct myself.
Poland is disciplining itself for EUROisation.
The flood did not deter European collectors since mintage was never brought down ( as was done by USA for their Presidential Dollars) since those coins were really low cost coins ( roughly one euro per piece) and available freely at at a special counter in each branch of National Bank. Even 5 to 6 year old coins were available, subject to availability. Only coins which really went out of stock were those related to the Pope John Paul II ( now St. John Paul II ).

The mint is being upgraded to produce plated steel coins and produce Euro coins in near future, which might be needed in large quantities, perhaps starting January 1, 2016.


Euro may be far away but in their dreams, it is appears to be high on the wish list.

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 11:36:22 PM »
I got this coins a few days ago. Try to shoot from different angles.

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 12:35:03 PM »
A neat example of how light can help and hinder when making a picture of a coin. My favourite is the one at 12 o'clock. I think it shows the background as what the designer had in mind. Funny, how the pictures at 7/8 and 9 o'clock show one figure as touching the inner circle, while the one at 12 o'clock shows there is actually some space there.

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 10:58:05 AM »
In about two weeks (Fri 7 Nov) the second "Discover Poland" coin will be issued. The new piece (image: NBP) will feature the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Mintage 1.2 million. Here is a larger image of the reverse. That side shows the central tower of the castle and the Sigismund Column next to it.

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2015, 07:49:03 PM »
The first coin of the two, which will be released in 2015 - Bydgoszcz Canal

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Re: Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 05:03:04 AM »
Very nice! :) Can it be had for face?

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Poland 5 zl 2014: Two "Discover Poland" coins
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 08:24:48 AM »
Received the three 'Discover Poland' bimetallic 5 zl coins last week. Very nice coins indeed! :)

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