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Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« on: October 31, 2012, 10:50:51 AM »
Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Piotr Michalowski
New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries: Piotr Michalowski"
LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm


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Re: Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 05:25:48 AM »
Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - 'Piorun' Destroyer
New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Ships: 'Piorun' Destroyer

(news by Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
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Re: Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 08:26:12 AM »
AFAIK these Nordic gold 2 złote pieces don't circulate -- the standard circulation coin is smaller and bimetallic. The commemoratives are, however, available at face value from banks and are legal tender, so their status is similar to that of UK crowns and the earlier £5 pieces.

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Re: Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 03:55:15 PM »
AFAIK these Nordic gold 2 złote pieces don't circulate -- the standard circulation coin is smaller and bimetallic. The commemoratives are, however, available at face value from banks and are legal tender, so their status is similar to that of UK crowns and the earlier £5 pieces.

Correct, they do not circulate. Large amount of coins are in fact hoarded by collectors and dealers..(unlike US Presidential dollars for example which are neither hoarded nor circulate :D)

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Re: Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 05:15:08 PM »
The high point in Piorun's career was valiantly/foolishly/bravely/stupidly attacking the nazi battleship Bismarck with gunfire (for perspective, Bismarck's main batteries were 16", while Piorun carried 4.7" guns - a bit like an adolescent fighting a heavyweight.) In the UK film "Sink the Bismarck", the incident is shown ending with the sinking of one of Admiral Vian's destroyers. This is nonsense.

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Re: Poland 2 zlotys 2012
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 05:13:35 PM »
...Bismarck's main batteries were 16", while Piorun carried 4.7" guns....
Not that it matters much to the argument being made, but Bismarck's main guns were 15".

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