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Offline chrisild

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Poland: "Europe without Barriers"
« on: September 26, 2011, 01:09:18 PM »
The Polish central bank (NBP) will issue two coins with the theme "Europe without Barriers" later this year: a 10 zł piece (oxidized silver, Ag 925) and a brass 2 zł coin.

10 zł - mintage 50,000



Larger images are here:
(obverse) http://www.nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2011/EUROPA%20bez%20barier_10zl_A.jpg
(reverse) http://www.nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2011/EUROPA%20bez%20barier_10zl_R.jpg

2 zł - mintage 800,000



Larger images:
(obv) http://www.nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2011/EUROPA%20bez%20barier_2zl_A.jpg
(rev) http://www.nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2011/EUROPA%20bez%20barier_2zl_R.jpg

By the way, the occasion is the 100th anniversary of the Polish "Society for the Care of the Blind". Here is some info (in Polish) about the society:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towarzystwo_Opieki_nad_Ociemniałymi
http://www.laski.edu.pl/
So the designs focus on barriers for visually impaired people. But the motto on the coins is more comprehensive.

Christian

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Re: Poland: "Europe without Barriers"
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 02:47:47 PM »
I find the design on that 10zł coin excellent. The symbolism is clear, the presentation dignified, the style modern, but not opaque. I wish they'd used it on the 2zł.

Peter
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Re: Poland: "Europe without Barriers"
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 04:54:11 PM »
Yes, I also like the "tenner" design better than the "twoer". May also have something to do with a stickman design allergy that I must have developed some time in late 2008/early 2009. ;D

Not sure what the Braille text says. Could be the face value, as the first line probably means "(digit) / 1 / 0". The first character in the second line should be a "Z", and then? In German it would be the "eu" diphtong, I think, but that does not make sense here ...

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Re: Poland: "Europe without Barriers"
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 05:16:37 PM »
Not sure what the Braille text says. Could be the face value, as the first line probably means "(digit) / 1 / 0". The first character in the second line should be a "Z", and then? In German it would be the "eu" diphtong, I think, but that does not make sense here ...

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Yes, I think it is the face value. As you said, the first line stands for "(numeral sign) / 1 / 0"
And the second one is just : zł . That is, it is clear that the first letter stands for "z". And the second should have been some "ê" which I presume is the symbol they used for "ł".
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/braille.htm