1936, Poland (2nd Republic). Nice Silver 5 Zlotych "Gdynia Seaport"Coin. XF-AU!
Mint Year: 1936 Reference: KM-Y#31. Denomination: 5 Zlotych Mint Place: Warsaw Mint Condition: A nicely toned XF-AU! Weight: 10.96gm Diameter: 28mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Sailship left. Denomination, flanked by initials (J-A) below. Legend: 5 ZLOTYCH 5
Reverse: Crowned heraldic eagle of Poland (the so called white eagle). Legend: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA . 1936 .
Gdynia (German: Gdingen, 1939-1945 Gotenhafen; Kashubian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Polandand a seaport of Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia has a population of 246,232 making it the twelfth-largest city in Poland and the second-largest in the voivodeship after Gdańsk. It is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over a million people.
For centuries, Gdynia remained a small farming and fishing village on the Baltic coast. At the beginning of the 20th-century Gdynia became a seaside resort town and experienced an inflow of tourists. This triggered an increase in local population. After Poland regained its independence in 1918, a decision was made to construct a Polish seaport in Gdynia, between the Free City of Danzig (a semi-autonomous city-state under joint League of Nations and Polish administration) and German Pomerania, making Gdynia the primary economic hub of the Polish Corridor. It was then that the town was given a more cosmopolitan character with modernism being the dominant architectural style and emerged as a city in 1926.