Krakow Geocoin

  • Released: October 2014
  • Produced by CW88's Geocoins
  • 300 Made: 70 LE Day Edition (Antique Gold), 70 LE Night Edition (Two Tone Black/Shiny Gold), 48 XLE Summer Edition (Satin Gold), 48 XLE Winter (Satin Silver), 35 CW88 Artist Edition (Antique Silver), 20 XXLE New Roof (Antique Copper), 9 Team ULE (Antique Bronze).
  • Size: 2.5 inches
  • Highly Detailed 3D
  • Thickness: 10mm
  • Trackable on www.geocaching.com
  • Custom Icon
  • Availability: SOLD OUT

Description

This is a coin I designed for some other Geocachers from Poland. Due to the design they were wanting, it took over a year to create - from starting the design to getting the final product looking right. And is one of the biggest coins I've designed and produced so far.

This is the description of the design, from their geocoin forum post.

The theme of the coin is Kraków (transcribed in English either as Cracow or Krakow). It is the second biggest Polish city, the former royal capital of Poland. Nowadays it holds the strongest geocaching community in our country. The 3D high-relief coin obverse depicts the perspective view of the spire of the St. Mary Church tower, the most prominent Kraków landmark. The 2D reverse contains several motives characteristic to the city.

On the reverse you can see:

  • The monogram of the king Casimir the Great - the crowned letter K that could be also read as R "Kazimirus Rex".
  • The "obwarzanek" cake. A relative to the German "Pretzel".
  • The Wawel Dragon - legends say that a dragon once lived in the cave beneath the Wawel Castle. The dragon wears a four-corner red cap with a peacock feather - which is characteristic to the region.
  • Lajkonik. In 12th century during the Mongol invasions on Europe local rafters ambushed a Mongol leader and took his horse and clothes to the town. The yearly Lajkonik parade commemorates it.
  • A trumpet - it sounds from the tower every full hour.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This