The National Bank of Poland have issued (8th December) a distinctive square coin to highlight Polish popular music and television along with those artists seen as instrumental in bringing their style of entertainment to national attention. Jeremi Przybora and Jerzy Wasowski are well known entertainers and the creators of “Kabaret Starszych Panow” (Old Gentlemen’s Cabaret) a popular TV variety series which aired from 1958 to 1966 which was filmed in Warsaw.
Struck by the Mint of Poland SA, the coin features these two popular performers on the obverse in character with their familiar costume of top hat and tails along with text reflecting the coin series (History of Polish Popular Music) and television program.
The reverse of the coin continues with the trademark top hat and walking stick, synonymous with the gentlemanly style of the cabaret-type variety show, along with the coin’s denomination of 10 Zlotych and national emblem, the eagle positioned just to the upper right corner. The year of issue “2011” appears to the right of the eagle.
The coin is issued as a sterling silver proof with a weight of 14.1 grams and a square dimension of 28.2 mm. A total mintage of 50,000 pieces has been authorized.
For more information on this and other coins issued by the National Bank of Poland, please visit their website at: http://www.nbp.pl/homen.aspx?f=/en/banknoty/kolekcjonerskie/2011.html#15