The Mint of Poland has struck, on behalf of the National Bank of Poland, a new silver collector coin which honors the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Klushino on the 4th July 1610. This nine year conflict between Poland and Russia resulted in the Polish King Sigismund III being declared King of Russia, albeit for only one year.
The innovative coin is Poland’s first to be struck in an elongated oval shape and carries a denomination of 10 Zlotych. The obverse includes a rendition of Hetman – Commander Stanislaw Zolkiewski of the Polish forces in the center. A background image features the Polish army with the traditional eagle of the Republic of Poland to the left and Moscow troops to the right. The reverse shows a stylized image of galloping hussars on horseback along with the banners carried with them into battle.
The coin is struck in .925 silver with a proof and spot blaze application (reverse). The coin weighs 14.1 grams with dimensions of 40 / 26 mm. A maximum of 60,000 examples will be struck.
For more information, please visit the website of the Mint of Poland at: www.mennica.com.pl