Poland 1939 5 groszy Y-35
The examples shown is a zinc 5 groszy. The grosz is descended from the German groschen which is in turn is cognate to the French gros, the Italian grosso and the English groat. Poland lost her independence in 1939, not to regain it until the collapse of Communism in 1989.
Recorded mintage: 15,324,000.
Catalog reference: KM-Y#35.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.