Order of the Cross of Grunwald, I Class

SKU: 01.POL.0110.101.01

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  • Order of the Cross of Grunwald, I Class Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Poland
  • date of institution
    November 8, 1943
  • makers
    Moscow State Mint, Moscow; State Mint, Warsaw

History


This Order was established in 1943 by the Gwardia Ludowa ("People's Guard"), the Soviet-sponsored organization founded by the Polish Worker's Party. It was confirmed by the State National Council in 1944 but was officially discontinued in 1992 following the collapse of the communist regime. It is named in honour of the great 1410 battle of the same name.

The Order was originally conferred upon Polish or foreign military personnel in recognition of meritorious combat service against Nazi forces during the Second World War. The I Class Cross was conferred upon high-ranking military personnel for successful military operations and for organizing resistance forces, the II Class Cross was conferred upon military personnel for meritorious command, and the III Class Cross was conferred upon military personnel for acts of valour in combat and for meritorious contributions to resistance activities. The Order continued to be awarded in the Polish People's Republic for meritorious military service and outstanding contributions to the Polish Armed Forces.

The reverse features initials that stand for "Krzyza Gr├╝nwaldu" (Grunwald Cross).

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  • Price

    $14000 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Rev: 1410 KG 1944

  • Size

    55x55mm

  • Maker

    Moscow State Mint, Moscow; State Mint, Warsaw

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