• 20 Groszy 1923, Y# 37, Poland
  • 20 Groszy 1923, Y# 37, Poland
Description

Actually struck in 1941-1944 during WW2 German Occupation.

The occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War (1939–1945) began with the German-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, and formally concluded with the defeat of Germany by the Allies in May 1945. Throughout the entire course of foreign occupation, the territory of Poland was divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (USSR) with the intention of eradicating Polish culture and subjugating its people by occupying German and Soviet powers. In summer-autumn of 1941 the lands annexed by the Soviets were overrun by Nazi Germany in the course of the initially successful German attack on the USSR. After a few years of fighting, the Red Army was able to repel the invaders and drive the Nazi forces out of the USSR and across Poland from the rest of Eastern and Central Europe.

Engraver: Wojciech Jastrzębowski

Obverse

Crowned eagle with wings open, date above. Mintmark W above left claw, letter J above right claw.

The coat of arms of Poland is a white, crowned eagle with a golden beak and talons, on a red background.

♦1923♦RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA
W J

Reverse

Value in centre, surrounded by eight overlapping leaves.

20
GROSZY

Edge

20 Groszy

German Occupation WWII
Y# 37
Characteristics
Material Zinc
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Warsaw Mint (M/W)

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