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1929-1994 | 2006-2016

 

 

50 Zlotych, 2006
Commemorates the 28th Anniversary of
Karol Wojtya's election to the papacy

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The National Bank of Poland issued the notes to collectors at 90 Zlotych, eventhough the face value is only 50 Zlotych.

Front: Pope John Paul II (1920-2005), holding his crucifix-topped staff against a background of the world map, symbolising the universal nature of his pontificate

Back: Inauguration of John Paul II with Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski (1901-1981), the legendary Primate of the Millenium, the leader of the Catholic Church in the then still Communist Poland.

 

20 Zlotych, 2009
Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of
Birth of Juliusz Slowacki

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Juliusz Slowacki (1809-1849), Polish romantic poet

Front: Slowacki portrait with Palace in Krzemieniec (in the background) which is currently used as the museum of Juliusz Slowacki

Back: Monument of King Zygmunt III Waza in Warsaw, flying cranes and reproduction of original writing of autographed script "Uspokojenie

 

20 Zlotych, 2009 (2010)
Commemorates the 200th birthday of
Frederic Chopin

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Front: Profile of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Polish composer; the mansion in Zelazowa Wola where the composer was born; a reproduction of Mazurka in B minor, Op. 7

Back: Landscape with characteristic Masovian willows; Chopin's Etude in F minor, Op. 10

Courtesy World Currency and Coins

 

20 Zlotych, 2011
Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of
Marie Sklodowska-Curie's Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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Front: Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934), physicist; view of the building of the Sorbonne in Paris

Back: The image of the medal awarded to Nobel Prize winners; a quotation from Marie Sklodowska-Curie's comment on radium; a view of the Radium Institute in Warsaw

 

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

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10 Zlotych, 2012 (2014)

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Front: Mieszko I (940-992), Duke of Poland 962-992

Back: Denar, silver coin from reign of Mieszko I

Curtesy Claudio Marana

 

20 Zlotych, 2012 (2014)

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Front: Boleslaw I the Brave (967-1025), Duke of Poland 992-1025; King of Poland April-June 1025

Back: Denar, silver coin from reign of Boleslaw I the Brave

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

50 Zlotych, 2012 (2014)

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Front: King Kazimierz III Wielki the Great (1310-1370), King of Poland 1333-1370

Back: Eagle from royal seal of Kazimierz III the Great

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

100 Zlotych, 2012 (2014)

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Front: Wladyslaw II Jagiello (1362-1434), King of Poland 1386-1434

Back: Shield bearing eagle from tombstone of Wladyslaw II Jagiello

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

200 Zlotych, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Zygmunt I Stary (Sigismund I, the Old) (1467-1548), King of Poland 1506-1548

Back: Arms and eagle in hexagon from the Zygmunt's Chapel in the Wawel Catheral, Kraków

Courtesy notescollector

 

500 Zlotych, 2016 (2017)

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Front: John III Sobieski (1629-1696), King of Poland 1674-1696

Back: Wilanów Palace in Warsaw; Arms

Courtesy bank note museum

 

Wilanów Palace

Wilanów Palace

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20 Zlotych, 2014 Polymer
Commemorates 100 Years of the Polish Legions

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Front: Józef Pilsudski (1867-1935), Chief of State of the Second Republic of Poland 1918-1922

Back: The eagle badge of the Polish Legions; Grand Cross (with Star) of the Order of Virtuti Militari awarded to Marshal Józef Pilsudski; The badge of the First Brigade of the Polish Legions

Courtesy tompress

 

20 Zlotych, 2015
Commemorates 600th Anniversary of the Birth of Jan Dlugosz

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Front: Coat of arms with crowned eagle; Jan Dlugosz (1415-1480), Polish priest, chronicler, diplomat, soldier, and secretary to Bishop Zbigniew Olesnicki of Kraków

Back: Wieniawa coat of arms; Wawel Cathedral in Kraków

Courtesy monetologic

 

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

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20 Zlotych, 2015 (2016)
Commemorates 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland

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Front: Dobrawa or Doubravka of Bohemia (940-977), wife of Miezko I 965-977; Mieszko I of Poland (940-992), Duke of Polans 960-992

Back: Gniezno Cathedral

Courtesy Narodowy Bank Polski

 

Gniezno Cathedral

Gniezno Cathedral

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20 Zlotych, 2017
Commemorates 300th Anniversary of the Image of Our Lady of Czestochowa

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Front: Diadems; arms

Back: Czestochowa/Tschenstochau

Courtesy karad1969

1929-1994 | 2006-2016

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Poland, located in central Europe, began as a Slavic duchy in the 10th century and has had a turbulent history of invasion, occupation or partition by Mongols, Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Prussia and Russia. The current republic was established in 1989. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Poland.

 

 

 

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