Commemorative coins of Poland

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Republic of Poland
Rzeczpospolita Polska
ISO 3166 code PL
Coin commemorating opening of the State Mint on 14 April 1924 at 18 Markowska Street, Warsaw, in presence of Polish Republic president - Stanisław Wojciechowski, and the Minister of Finance - Władyslaw Grabski.[1]

Commemorative coins in Poland are special coins minted by the Polish Mint and issued by the National Bank of Poland (the only issuer of the Polish coins [2] ). Each year several collector and commemorative coins are minted to mark political, historical, scientific, cultural, sporting, humanitarian and other similar events of general importance to Poland or with wider international significance. The material used for production of the commemorative coins is usually alloy of silver Ag 925, gold Au 900 or pure gold Au 999,9. Most of the commemorative coins have their equivalents in occasional coins of common use, minted from special brass called “Nordic Gold”.[2]

The following table shows the number of coins minted per year. In the first section, the coins are grouped by the metal used, while in the second section they are grouped by their face value.

Year Issues   By metal   By face value
Gold Silver 200 zł 100 zł 50 zł 37 zł 30 zł 25 zł 20 zł 10 zł
2000 17 7 10 4 3 2 8
2001 16 6 10 3 3 4 6
2002 12 4 8 1 3 3 5
2003 16 6 10 2 4 4 6
2004 19 5 14 3 2 5 9
2005 22 8 14 5 3 3 11
2006 18 5 13 3 2 4 9
2007 16 5 11 4 1 3 8
2008 22 9 13 6 2 1 4 9
2009 24 7 17 4 1 1 1 4 13
2010 22 7 15 3 2 - - 1 1 4 11
  Coins were minted
  No coins were minted
  Scheduled to be minted

As a result of inflation in the early 1990s, the currency underwent redenomination. Thus, on 1 January 1995, 10 000 old złotych (PLZ) became one new złoty (PLN). The following list presents commemorative coins since Polish zloty denomination:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chronicle of the Polish Mint". Mint of Poland. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Mennica Polska S.A.: Collector and commemorative coins". Mint of Poland. Retrieved 2009-01-05.