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5 złoty (1794) - First Polish Banknote[edit]

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Original – Bilet Skarbowy (Treasury note) – 5 złoty (1794) from the first banknote issue by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and authorized by Tadeusz Kościuszko. The slightly uneven cut into the top design demonstrates the use of a counterfoil.
Reason
High EV, high quality image of a high grade first issue banknote
Articles in which this image appears
Polish złoty, Historical coins and banknotes of Poland , Tadeusz Kościuszko
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Kingdom of Poland.
From the National Numismatic Collection, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 03:57, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Something this historical is a given. Finally, Godot's pulling out the non-US bills :D — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:25, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I don't like the cut-off top - is this the only known specimen? --Janke | Talk 05:59, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
@Janke - The "cut-off" top is actually intentional. The ornate scroll-work at the top was cut and the very top margin (along with a copy of the serial number on the note) was kept as an early anti-counterfeiting measure. Some cuts were straight, some slightly angled, some wavy. The note could be compared to the severed top margin to determine if it was genuine. It is the same case with all five of the zloty notes which appear together. See this Uruguay banknote as a later example. Thanks--Godot13 (talk) 19:21, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that interesting, early anti-counterfeiting info - should be mentioned in the caption! Support, BTW. --Janke | Talk 18:49, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per explanation. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:03, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 06:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Why aren't the 10, 5, 50 and 100 notes of equal quality nominated here as a set? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.72.190.205 (talk) 16:02, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Because the 500 and 1,000 are missing and therefore it would not represent a complete set (but rather a short set). These two notes are obtainable, though rare.--Godot13 (talk) 16:45, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support and we will soon have a collection Hafspajen (talk) 15:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:POL-A1a-Bilet Skarbowy-5 Zlotych (1794 First Issue).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:58, 28 June 2014 (UTC)