The National Bank of Poland released (6th September) double-size crown silver commemorative coins which are in honour of the XVI International Numismatic Congress.
The coins are produced by the Mint of Poland at their facilities in Warsaw and on behalf of the National Bank of Poland. Designed by Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec, the obverse side features an image of Joachim Lelewel (1786-1861), one of the most distinguished Poles of the 19th century. He was a great patriot, noted historian, and a world-renowned and esteemed numismatist. Lelewel cemented his reputation by writing an innovative dissertation on Celtic numismatics. Much of his works were published in Brussels during his lifetime, which placed him firmly among the pioneers in the field. To the left of Lelewel’s portrait is the inscription XVI MIĘDZYNARODOWY KONGRES NUMIZMATYCZNY (“XVI International Numismatic Congress”). The reverse side features a collage of partial images and references to historical coins such as the thaler of King Ladislaus IV, the tympf of John Casimir from 1663, the grosz of Casimir the Great, the szóstak (or six grosz) of John III Sobieski, and the denarius Princes Polonie of Bolesław Chrobry. To the left of the primary collection of historical coin images is a replica of the current reverse design seen on many circulation-type coins featuring the Polish eagle, the text RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the coins’ denomination 50ZŁ.
|93.3 g||50 mm||Proof||
Each Proof-quality coin is encapsulated and presented in a heavy-gauge custom card case branded with the Narodowy Bank’s logo and name, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. For additional information, please click here.