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Modern European coins except the euro => Central and Eastern Europe => Central Europe => Topic started by: chrisild on July 10, 2013, 03:43:57 PM

Title: Poland: New "Historic Coins" Series 2013
Post by: chrisild on July 10, 2013, 03:43:57 PM
The idea of putting coins on coins is not new (see some examples here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,2500.0.html)), not even for the country that this topic is about. :)  Poland has issued various collector coins that feature famous designs from the 1920s/30s. Now the central bank (NBP) goes further back in history - to the very first Polish coin.

This is a Bolesław Chrobry (Boleslaw the Brave) denar issued about 1,000 years ago - on a coin issued a few days ago. An image from the NBP site is attached; more info and larger images here:

Brochure (English) http://nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2013/2013_10___denar_chrobrego_en.pdf
Obverse (Large) http://nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2013/2013_10___denar_chrobrego_5zl_A_big.jpg
Reverse (Large) http://nbp.pl/banknoty_i_monety/monety_okolicznosciowe/2013/2013_10___denar_chrobrego_5zl_R_big.jpg

Christian