Reverse: Personification of Poland and Germania
Obverse: Coat of arms of the German Mint
Poland and Germania is the fifth coin in the Germania Mint’s Allegories series. The series portrays personifications of countries around the world in the form of beautiful, sensual and strong women. Allegories coins are created with a diameter of 38.61 mm and four different heights and weights, from 3 mm for the 1 oz coin to 25.85 mm for the 10 oz coin, which is exceptional not only because of the thickness, but also because the slabs, from which they were minted, were processed by hand.
The obverse of the coin features the personifications of Poland and Germania, depicted as young and beautiful women. In the past, the female figure who personified the Kingdom of Poland was considered to be imbued with divinity. In the artistic view of Germania MINT, she holds a large shield with an eagle (symbol of victory and strength). Lady Poland’s head is adorned with a crown, symbol of kings, while Germania is crowned with an oak branch, the tree that has accompanied her since the beginning of the series. Both heroines stand proudly side by side, signaling equality and friendship between the two cultures.
In line with the previous series, the image on the reverse is the coat of arms representing moral principles and noble values. Germania was a historical land and was never an official country, so Germania MINT decided to create its own interpretation of its coat of arms.
The crowned shield was divided into four parts, each with a traditional meaning, precisely defined by heraldry. The shield itself is a symbol of truth, loyalty and trust. The crown represents authority, nobility and chivalry.
The Germania Mint’s visualization of the two-headed eagle – a symbol from Roman mythology associated with Janus, god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, patron of contracts and alliances. The heads facing in opposite directions symbolize the past and the future.
The checkerboard pattern refers to wisdom and prudence – characteristics of every noble ruler.
The gold ribbon with three flowers. The flowers represent defining values of a strong and independent nation – unity, integrity and freedom.
The boar, a symbol of power, was a very popular and respected animal in the Roman Empire. Legio I Italica, Legio X Fretensis and Legio XX Valeria Victrix are three of the most famous Roman legions with the boar in their emblem.
The coat of arms is surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves. The crown symbolizes loyalty, stability and national unity. In mythology and ancient times, only people who possessed immense power – spiritual, physical or magical – were allowed to use it.
The coin is placed in a dedicated capsule with a lens, which protects it and allows it to be admired without having to remove it from the capsule.
All our coins are certified. The AOC included in each set provides all the necessary information and guarantees the value of the coins.