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Offline Figleaf

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Poland: Historic Polish Towns, 2008
« on: February 09, 2008, 11:45:38 AM »
So how did a Roman Milestone from 1151(?) get into Poland?

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The National Bank of Poland (NBP) will launch a new 2 zlotys coin
Saturday, February 9 , 2008
 
The new coin will be part of the “Historic Polish Towns” series and will feature the Polish town of Konin.
 
The new coin is made of Nordic Gold alloy and will be released in 1,100,000 copies.
 
The reverse features the Roman Milestone from 1151 and trees in the background.  The obverse bears the Polish national emblem - the white eagle - and a fragment of the city wall with merlons and a gate wide open.
 
Effective from today, the coins commemorating Konin can be exchanged for two zlotys in all NBP branches, selected numismatic shops and every post office situated in the towns featured on the coins.
 
NBP began the emission of the “Historic Polish Towns” coin series in September 2005. The first in the series was dedicated to Gniezno. The coin with Konin is 23rd in the series.
 
The selection of the cities was made by a team of historians presided by professor Henryk Samsonowicz. (mj)

Source: Polskie Radio
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Re: Poland: Historic Polish Towns, 2008
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 01:03:19 PM »
Maybe it's Romanesque and somebody does not know the difference. ;D By the way, the central bank (NBP) has a nicely done website (in Polish) which shows all the Polish Cities issues: http://monetynbp.onet.pl/

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Re: Poland: Historic Polish Towns, 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 08:32:50 PM »
National Bank of Poland releases new coin
Created: 21.04.2008 10:33, (mj)
 
The National Bank of Poland (NBP) will introduce today a new two-zlotys collector’s coin in the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series.
 
The new coin to be minted in 1,100,000 pieces will commemorate the Polish town of Bielsko-Biala, south Poland, informs the Radio Information Agency (IAR).
 
The reverse shows the image of the Town Hall of the featured town and the obverse bears the image of the Polish white eagle, as well as a fragment of the town wall with an open gate.
 
A ceremony to promote the new coin will be held in Bielsko-Biala on Monday at noon.
 
The new two-zlotys collector’s coin will be available from all regional branches of the National Bank of Poland, the post office and selected numismatic shops across Poland.
 
The new coin commemorating Bielsko-Biala is the last in the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series.  The first - devoted to the town of Gniezno - was minted in September 2005.
 
By April 2008, 32 Polish towns have been featured on the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series collector’s coins.  The selection was made by a team of historians chaired by Professor Henryk Samsonowicz.

Source: Polskie Radio
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.