The largest post-Communist state in European Union, Poland is situated in the center of European continent. It is mostly one-nation unitary state, divided into 16 administrative subdivisions. Poland joined the EU in 2004, but the official currency of the country remains the historical one called zloty. Precious commemorative coins of Poland are launched regularly. Being first set as the separate state in late 900’s, Poland has the difficult and sometimes tragic history. The country had both prosperity and hardships through the ages; once it was one of the largest European countries of the time and then suffered from the partitions between neighboring empires. Many special coins of Poland depict milestones of the country’s history.
Poland’s got great damage during the time of World War II, when its territory was occupied by Nazis. The Adolf Hitler supporters built a number of concentration and extermination camps in Poland where millions of European Jews were killed, including almost 90% of Polish Jews. Millions of ethnical Poles were killed during the war also, both Allies’ troops and civilians. The population of post-war Poland has decreased by 12 million people.
Further history of Poland was influenced by Soviet Union and its Communist course. Ended up that period till the beginning of 1990’s, Poland reforms its policy and economy to coincide the standards of developed European countries. Now Poles are the second wealthiest nation of Central Europe after Czech. Poland rose up a great number of scientists (Nicolaus Copernicus, Maria Sklodowska-Curie), musicians (Fryderyk Chopin), artists and other outstanding people. The country has the Baltic Sea coast and old woodlands where the last species of threatened European fauna live. The Bialowieza forest is home for such endangered animals as wisents, wolves, brown bears, lynxes and others. White storks made up their greatest European population in Poland.
The Polish Mint is active in producing collectable Polish coins on various subjects. There are beautiful finely decorated precious ones, including the Polish coins of unusual shape and containing different features. Commemorative coins of Poland usually depict important historical events and persons of the state. One can find coins of Poland at Coinsberg.com and order them online.
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