Commemorative coins of Poland: 2009

In the year 2009 coins were issued in the series: “History of the Polish Cavalry”, “Animals of the World”, “Poland’s path to liberation”, “History of Polish Popular Music”, “Polish Painters” and various occasional coins.

Obverse: At the top, on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, an inscription, 200 ZL. Above the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. In the middle of the coin, the stylized images of parts of the hussar’s gear: zischagge helmet, breastplate, a mace and a lance with a pennant. On the left-hand side and at the bottom, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: A stylized image of the hussar of the 17th century, on horseback, in armour, with wings and leopard skin on the back, holding a lance with a pennant. On the left-hand side and at the bottom, a semicircular inscription: HUSARZ – XVII w.

Obverse: At the top, on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland against the stylized hussar’s wing; on the left side of the Eagle, an inscription, 10 ZL; below the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. Underneath, on the left-hand side, stylized images of parts of the Hussar’s gear: a pennant, zischagge helmet and a mace. At the bottom, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA/POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: A stylized image of the hussar of the 17th century, on horseback, in armour, with hussar’s wings and leopard skin on the back, holding a lance with a pennant. On the right-hand side, a vertical inscription, HUSARZ – XVII w.

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the left side of the Eagle, an inscription, 10. On the right side of the Eagle, an inscription, ZL. Below the Eagle, an oval hologram with a stylized image of the NIK logo, that changes colour depending on the viewing angle. Surrounding the hologram are some decorative elements. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year of issue, 2009. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, a stylized image of the present head office of the Supreme Chamber of Control. Below the image, an inscription, 1919-2009. At the top, a semicircular inscription, 90. ROCZNICA/UTWORZENIA. (90th anniversary of Establishment). At the bottom, a semicircular inscription, NAJWYZSZEJ/IZBY KONTROLI (Supreme Chamber of Control of the Republic of Poland).

Obverse: In the centre, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Above the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. Below the Eagle, an image of the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Poland from the times of the November Uprising. On the left side of the coat of arms an inscription: 200, on the right side of the coat of arms an inscription: ZL. At the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the right side, a stylized image of Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki. Below, an inscription: KSAWERY/DRUCKI-LUBECKI. In the background, the head office of the Bank of Poland in the Bankowy square in Warsaw. At the top, on the left side, an inscription: 1828/2008. In the rim, an inscription: 180 LAT BANKOWOSCI CENTRALNEJ W POLSCE.

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the bottom, on the left-hand side, a stylized image of the head office of the Bank of Poland in the Bielanska street in Warsaw. At the bottom, on the right side, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. Below, an inscription: 10 ZL. At the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: A stylized image of Wladyslaw Grabski. On the left-hand side, an inscription: 1828/2008. At the bottom, against the background of a stylized image of a 10 zloty note from the year 1919, diagonally, facsimile of Wladyslaw Grabski’s signature. In the rim, an inscription: 180 LAT BANKOWOSCI CENTRALNEJ W POLSCE

Obverse: An image of the eagle established as the state emblem of the republic of Poland. Under the eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. At the bottom, an inscription: ZL 20 ZL. The images of the national flag of the Republic of Poland on the sides of the Eagle’s legs. At the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, images of two lizards. The lizard on the left – standing on the rocks. In the background above and below, stylized images of plants. At the top, a semicircular inscription: JASZCZURKA ZIELONA – Lacerta Viridis.

Obverse: At the top and in the centre, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below, on the left-hand side, a stylized image of port cranes, and on the right-hand side, a stylized image of a mineshaft. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year of issue, 2009. At the bottom, an inscription, 200 ZL. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the right-hand side, the silhouette of a person raising a hand and making the “V for victory” sign. In the background, a stylized image of the Sejm hall and people inside. At the top, an inscription, 12.09.1989. On the left-hand side and at the bottom, a semicircular inscription, PIERWSZY RZAD WIELKIEJ PRZEMIANY. In the word “WIELKIEJ”, a stylized image of the national flag.;

Obverse: In the centre, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below, a stylized inscription, 25 zl. In the rim, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. At the bottom, in a semicircular fashion, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, a stylized inscription, SOLIDARNOSC, replicating the logo of the Independent and Self-governing Solidarity Trade Union. At the top, a semicircular inscription, WYBORY. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription, 4 CZERWCA 1989

Obverse: At the bottom, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland, against the background of a stylized image of an eagle without a crown. Above the eagle, an inscription, 10 ZL. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year of issue,2009. The Mint’s mark, m/w, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the left-hand side, a stylized image of Pope John Paul II holding a crosier, with crowds of people in the background. Above the crowd, an inscription, SOLIDARNOSC, replicating the logo of the Independent and Self-governing Solidarity Trade Union in red and grey colours. Above, an inscription, 1979/1989. At the top, a semicircular inscription, “NIECH ZSTAPI DUCH TWOJ! I ODNOWI
OBLICZE ZIEMI”. At the bottom, an inscription, “TEJ ZIEMI!”.

Obverse: At the bottom and on the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the republic of Poland. On the right side of the Eagle, an inscription, 10 ZL. At the top and on the right-hand side, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. In the centre, the images of two portraits of Czeslaw Niemen: on the right-hand side, a semi-profile portrait; on the left-hand side, a stylized fragment of front portrait. Below the image of the portrait and on its right-hand side, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA; on the right-hand side, it runs in a perpendicular manner. On the right-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, POLSKA. On the left-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, NIEMEN. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: A stylized image of the cover of the album entitled “sen o Warszawie”, featuring an image of the figure of Czeslaw Niemen. At the bottom, a visible inscription, niemen/sen o warszawie, on the album cover. On the left-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, HISTORIA, against the album cover. At the bottom, an inscription, POLSKIEJ MUZYKI. On the right-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, ROZRYWKOWEJ. Next to it, the words CZESLAW NIEMEN, inscribed perpendicularly in an opposite direction.

Obverse: At the bottom and on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the republic of Poland. At the top and on the right-hand side, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. In the centre, an image of the portrait of Czeslaw Niemen. On the left-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, NIEMEN/CZESLAW. Next to it, the word RZECZPOSPOLITA, inscribed perpendicularly in an opposite direction. At the bottom and on the left-hand side, an inscription, POLSKA 10 ZL. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: A stylized image of the cover of the album entitled “Katharsis”, featuring the crying woman who buried face in her hands. At the top a visible inscription on the album cover, N.AE./ KATHARSIS. On the left-hand side, a perpendicular inscription, HISTORIA POLSKIEJ, against the album cover. At the bottom, an inscription, MUZYKI ROZRYWKOWEJ, against the album cover.

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland against the background of a stylised rift in a wall flled by fames. To the right of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 2009. Below, an inscription: 10 ZL. In the centre, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA/POLSKA (Republic of Poland). On the left and right, stylised silhouettes of burning buildings. In the rim, a circumscription: 65. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO (65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising). At the bottom, in a semicircular fashion, stylised images of sheets of paper, a book, a helmet and the Symbol of Fighting Poland, against the background of a stylised image of a brick wall fragment. The Mint’s mark: M/W under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, against the background of a stylised image of fames, a stylised bust of Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski with a badge of “Agricola” pinned to his jacket. At the top, a semicircular inscription: KRZYSZTOF KAMIL BACZYNSKI. On the right-hand side, an inscription: POECI/WARSZAWSCY (Warsaw Poets). At the bottom, on the right, against the background of a stylised image of sheets of paper, an excerpt from the poem “Pocalunek” (A Kiss) by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski: “…TRZEBA/NAM TERAZ/UMIERAC/BY POLSKA/UMIALA/ZNOW/ZYC.” (we have to die now, so that Poland could live).

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. To the right of the Eagle, an inscription: 10 ZL. Under the inscription, the notation of the year of issue: 2009. To the left of the Eagle, a stylised image of burning buildings and an explosion in front of them. Under the Eagle, a stylised image of the national flag of the Republic of Poland above a collapsed brick wall. Against the background of the wall, an excerpt of the poem “Do potomnego” by Tadeusz Gajcy: “…IDE PRZEZ POWIETRZE, A ZA MNA MIASTO MOJE IDZIE” (I walk through the air, and my city walks with me). At the top, a semicircular inscription: 65. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO (65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising). At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, a stylised image of a bust of Tadeusz Gajcy in profile. On the right, an outline of a fragment of a rifle. At the top, a semicircular inscription: TADEUSZ
GAJCY. At the bottom, in the background of a stylised image of a sheet of paper, an inscription: POECI/WARSZAWSCY (Warsaw Poets). On the left, a fragment of a stylised image of the Symbol of Fighting Poland.

Obverse: On the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. In the centre, a stylized image of the obelisk in Michalowice commemorating the arrival of the First Cadre Company into the Kingdom of Poland. On the left-hand side, the inscription, 10/ZL. In the rim, the inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: In the centre, a stylized fragment of the Monument to Legions’ Deed in Kielce. Above, the lyrics of the refrain of the song March of the First Brigade: “My, Pierwsza Brygada,/Strzelecka gromada,/Na stos rzucilismy/- swoj zycia los,/Na stos na stos!”. On its right-hand side, a fragment of the text of the first verse: Legiony to/Legiony to/Legiony to/Legiony to. Underneath, on the left-hand side, the inscription, 95. Under the inscription, a diagonal inscription, ROCZNICA/ANNIVERSARY. Underneath, a stylized fragment of the music score. In the rim, the inscription, WYMARSZU PIERWSZEJ KOMPANII KADROWEJ / OF THE MARCH OUT OF THE FIRST CADRE COMPANY.

Obverse: At the top and on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Underneath, the inscription, 20 ZL, against the stylized image of a fragment of a brick wall. On the left-hand side, the stylized image of a twig of an oak tree. In the rim, the inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year of issue, 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: An image of the Star of David placed in the centre of the crown of the stylized image of an oak tree. At the top, the semicircular inscription, 65. ROCZNICA LIKWIDACJI (65th ANNIVERSARY OF LIQUIDATION). At the bottom, the image of barbed wire fencing. Above the fencing, the inscription, GETTA w LODZI (OF LODZ GHETTO).

Obverse: On the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Against the background of the Eagle, a stylized image of fames. On the right-hand side, a stylized image of the monument of the Warsaw Mermaid. At the bottom, the inscription: 200 ZL. At the top, the semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the left-hand side, a silhouette of the burning Clock Tower against the background of a stylized face of the clock of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Above, a stylized image of a plane dropping bombs. In the centre, the vertical inscription: WARSZAWA/WRZESIEN 1939 (Warsaw/September 1939). On the right-hand side, a stylized image of the bust of Stefan Starzynski. Underneath, the semicircular inscription: STEFAN STARZYNSKI.

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, a stylized image of the territory of the Republic of Poland with its borders as of 1 September 1939. In the middle of the territory, a stylized image of a crack. On the left-hand size, an arrow with the symbol of swastika, on the right-hand side, an arrow with the hammer and sickle both pointing at the territory of the Republic of Poland symbolizing German and Russian invasion. Below the arrows, the dates: 01.09.1939 and 17.09.1939. In the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. At the bottom, the inscription: 10 ZL. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: Stylized images of three Junkers planes against the background of clouds and falling bombs. Among the clouds, a stylized image of the Town Hall with the Krakow Gate in Wielun. At the top, the semicircular inscription: WIELUN – 1 WRZESNIA 1939 (Wielun — 1 September 1939).

Obverse: On the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Underneath, the inscription: 100 ZL. On the right side of the Eagle, a stylised image of the silhouette of Mariusz Zaruski. Against the background, a stylised outline of the peaks of Cubryna and Mieguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki. At the top, the semicircular inscription: MARIUSZ ZARUSKI. At the bottom, in the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND] and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: At the bottom, a stylized image of Mieguszowieckie Szczyty and Cubryna, against their background the inscription: 100. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA [THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT]. Above Mieguszowieckie Szczyty and Cubryna an outline of the peaks of Mnich, Cubryna and Mieguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki. At the back, the outline of Nizne Rysy, Rysy and Zabi Kon. At the top, depending on the angle of viewing, stylized images of two helicopters. In the rim, the inscription: TATRZANSKIEGO OCHOTNICZEGO POGOTOWIA RATUNKOWEGO [OF THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE].

Obverse: At the bottom, on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the bottom, on the left side of the Eagle, notation of the year of issue: 2009. In the centre TOPR emblem – a blue cross against a white background with the inscription: -TATRZANSKIE-OCHOTNICZE-POGOTOWIE-RATUNKOWE – 1909 [THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE – 1909]. Below the cross, a twig of dwarf mountain pine. Underneath, the inscription: 10 ZL. Against the background, stylized fragments of ornamentation in the Polish highland style. At the bottom, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND]. The Mint’s mark, M/W under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the left-hand side, a stylized image of the bust of Mieczyslaw Karlowicz. Against the background, on the right-hand side, a stylized outline of the peak of Maly Koscielec and mounttainrange of Swinica. Underneath, the inscription: MIECZYSLAW KARLOWICZ. In the rim, the inscription: 100. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA TATRZANSKIEGO OCHOTNICZEGO POGOTOWIA RATUNKOWEGO [THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE].

Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, the inscription, ZYL 37 LAT (lived 37 years) against a stylized image of waves on the water. Underneath, under the digit 7, the perpendicular inscription, ZL. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: At the top, a stylized image of a cross and hands holding crosses. Underneath, the inscription, ZLO DOBREM/ZWYCIEZAJ (Vanquish evil with good). At the bottom, a semicircular inscription, KS. JERZY POPIELUSZKO 1947-1984

Obverse: At the top and to the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the left side of the Eagle, the inscription, ZLO DOBREM/ZWYCIEZAJ (Vanquish evil with good). Underneath, a stylized image of a rose on a tombstone. Below, the inscription, S†P/KS. JERZY POPIELUSZKO/LAT 37/ZAMORDOWANY 19 X 1984 (R.I.P.† Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko/ Age 37/ Murdered on 19 Oct. 1984). At the top and to the left, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA 10 ZL (the Republic of Poland, 10 ZL) and the notation of the year of issue, 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the right-hand side, a stylized image of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. On the left-hand side and in the background, a stylized image of the territory of Poland with the reaches of the Vistula River, and a stylized image of a drop of blood, made of red cubic zirconia. Underneath, the inscription, 25. ROCZNICA/MECZENSKIEJ SMIERCI/ KS. JERZEGO POPIELUSZKI/1947-1984 (25th Anniversary of the martyr’s death of Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko.

obveRse: In the centre, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, a stylised image of a wall with a breach in the middle and broken barbed wire. To the left of the wall, an image of the Star of David. At the bottom, an inscription, 20 ZL. To its left, the notation of the year of issue, 2009. On the right-hand side and at the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: At the top, a stylised image of a bust of Sister Matylda Getter. On its right, a circumscription, SIOSTRA MATYLDA/GETTER (Sister Matylda/Getter). At the bottom, a stylised image of a bust of Irena Sendler; below, a circumscription, IRENA SENDLEROWA. At the bottom and on the right-hand side, a stylised image of a bust of Zofa Kossak; below, a circumscription, ZOFIA KOSSAK. On the left-hand side, a semicircular inscription, POLACY RATUJACY ZYDOW (Poles who saved the Jews). In the background, stylised images of birds

Obverse: On the left-hand side, a stylized image of Wladyslaw Strzeminski’s 1934 ”Unistic Composition 13”. At the bottom and on the right-hand side, an image of the eagle established as the state emblem of the republic of Poland. Around the Eagle, an inscription, 20 ZL and after a separator dot, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue, 2009. The Mint’s mark, M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: Against Wladyslaw Strzeminski’s 1929 ”The Composition of Space”, on the left-hand side a stylized image of the profile of Wladyslaw Strzeminski and on the right-hand side, a stylized image of a palette and three brushes. On the palette there are red, yellow, green and blue paints. Underneath, an inscription 1893-1952. At the top, an inscription, WLADYSLAW STRZEMINSKI. At the bottom, an inscription, WLADYSLAW STRZEMINSKI, written with characters designed by the artist.

Obverse: On the left-hand side at the top, an image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZL 10 ZL. By the Eagle, against the background of a stylised image of an insurgent armband, an image of the Fighting Poland emblem, with the inscriptions: DELEGA-/TURA RZADU/NA KRAJ·KWP·/KWC·WACH-/LARZ·AKCJAV1·V2·/BURZA·/AKCJA OSTRA/BRAMA·WALKA/CYWILNA/BIP·/ZEGOTA·/KEDYW·/27 WO-/LYNSKA/DYWIZJA PIECHOTY AK·/POWSTANIE WARSZAWSKIE`/44·SZP·ZWZ·AK (Government Delegation for Poland, Polish Victory Service, Directorate of Underground Resistance, Directorate of Civil Resistance, Folding Fan, Operation V1, V2, Operation Tempest, Operation Gate of Dawn, Civil Resistance, Bureau of Information and Propaganda, Polish Council for Aid to Jews (Zegota), Directorate of Sabotage and Diversion KEDYW, 27th Volhynia Infantry Division of the Home Army, Warsaw Uprising, 44 Polish Victory Service, Union of Armed Struggle, Home Army) and on the left arm of the anchor, in inscription: 19/39, on the right arm of the anchor, in inscription: 19/45. At the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland) 2009. The mint’s mark: M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg.

Reverse: On the left-hand side a stylised bust of Major General Stefan Rowecki. Against its background,a stylised image of a fragment of the Fighting Poland emblem. Diagonally, a stylised image of an insurgent armband with the inscriptions: SZP ZWZ AK (Polish Victory Service, Union of Armed Struggle, Home Army) and 1939/1945. Below the inscriptions: GEN. DYW. (Major General) MICHAL/KARASZEWICZ-TOKARZEWSKI „TORWID”/GEN. DYW. (Major General) TADEUSZ KOMOROWSKI „BOR”/GEN. BRYG. (Brigadier) LEOPOLD OKULICKI/„NIEDZWIADEK” In the rim, an inscription, GEN. DYW. (Major General) STEFAN ROWECKI „GROT” POLSKIE PANSTWO PODZIEMNE (The Polish Underground State).

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