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Poland's official crest is a white eagle with golden
beak and talons, its head poised to the right, and set against a red shield.
The eagle first appeared on coins minted in the 12th century and
subsequently on the heraldic seals of the Piast dynasty. Toward the end
of the 13th century, during the reign of Przemyslaw II, the
Polish eagle was depicted with a crown.
Over the years, the Polish Eagle became a symbol
recognized throughout the world. It is seen on flags, in Polish publications,
on Polish American specialty items, and products imported from Poland.