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Modern European coins except the euro => Central and Eastern Europe => Central Europe => Topic started by: ghipszky on November 10, 2008, 10:11:27 PM

Title: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: ghipszky on November 10, 2008, 10:11:27 PM
In know very little about this coin other than that it is from Poland and it is 30mm in diameter.
Thanks for future info,
Ginger
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: BC Numismatics on November 10, 2008, 10:42:45 PM
Ginger,
  That is a 10 Zloty,which was issued under the Polish People's Republic (1944-90).

Aidan.
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: ghipszky on November 10, 2008, 10:46:02 PM
Thanks Aidan! Is this the same metal that is in US nickels??
Ginger
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: BC Numismatics on November 10, 2008, 10:50:21 PM
Ginger,
  It is in cupro-nickel,just like that Irish 5 Pence coin is.

You may find the Warsaw Mint's 'MW' mintmark somewhere on the coin.It looks like an 'M' on top of a 'W'.

Aidan.
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: ghipszky on November 10, 2008, 11:02:48 PM
Aidan, right next to the denomination there is the letter Z and L(with a little line pointing at an angle on the stick part of the L)on both sides.
Ginger
And I emailed David Sear to see if he could find another reference # for the Geta coin.
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: BC Numismatics on November 10, 2008, 11:08:46 PM
Ginger,
  What you are referring to is the short-hand way of writing the currency unit - Zloty,or in this case,its plural,which is 'Zlotych'.The letter 'L' with a stroke through it is pronounced like a 'W' in the Polish language.

The coin commemorates 600 Years of the Jagiellonian University in Warsaw.

Aidan.
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: ghipszky on November 10, 2008, 11:44:20 PM
Aidan,
So that is what the words on the obverse of the coin mean then? That is truly interesting! Thanks,
Ginger
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: translateltd on November 10, 2008, 11:58:56 PM
The side showing Casimir is a wonderful piece of artwork - I think the treatment of the legends and the portrait is very clever.

Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: translateltd on November 11, 2008, 12:01:06 AM
Aidan,
So that is what the words on the obverse of the coin mean then? That is truly interesting! Thanks,
Ginger


My Polish is pretty rudimentary, but what Aidan has said summarises it: 600TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JAGIELLO UNIVERSITY 1364 1964, with CASIMIR THE GREAT under the portrait.

Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: chrisild on November 11, 2008, 12:33:44 AM
Let me just add that this university is the one in Kraków (Cracow). There are two types of this coin - one with the inscription on the "Casimir side" incused like here, one with raised letters as on the eagle side. The value is about the same, maybe a euro ...

Christian
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: ghipszky on November 11, 2008, 01:23:54 AM
Of all the world coins I have put on the forum, I think this has the most interesting obverse. I like how they divided the words with his portrait,
Casimir the Great (http://artyzm.com/matejko/poczet/e_wielki.htm).
I added the link so we could read about him.
Ginger
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: Rangnath on November 11, 2008, 03:45:39 AM
The design is truly special.  It isn't easy to have a modern coin evoking the 14th century.  The obverse is quite successful.  8)
richie
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: BC Numismatics on November 11, 2008, 11:41:13 AM
Martin,
  The Commie Polish Coat-of-Arms doesn't have a crown on the eagle's head,whereas,the current Polish Coat-of-Arms does.

I am trying to be objective as well as subjective here.

The Coat-of-Arms reverse on the Commie Polish coins applies to the coins & medal-coins denominated above 1 Zloty issued as commemoratives.Whether or not these commemorates circulated is debateable.

Aidan.
Title: Re: Polish 10 zloty commemorative
Post by: BC Numismatics on November 11, 2008, 06:27:50 PM
Martin,
  Have a read here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Poland .

Aidan.