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10 złotych POLAND (1971) 50th Anniversary of Silesian Uprising

10 złotych 1971 Silesian Uprising - Polish coins (PRL)
10 złotych 1971 Silesian Uprising - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
28.0 mm 9.5 g 2.15 mm CuNi
eagle - Coat of Arms divides the issue year: 1971; along the top edge: POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA LUDOWA (People's Republic of Poland), along the bottom edge face value: ZŁ 10 ZŁ (ZŁOTYCH)
in the centre monument of Silesian Insurgents, on the right in two lines two dates: 1921 / 1971, on the left Silesian Cross of the Uprising; below in four lines: 50 / ROCZNICA III / POWSTANIA / ŚLĄSKIEGO (50th anniversary of Silesian Uprising)
issue date:
4 XII 1971
withdrawal date:
1 I 1978
Wacław Kowalik (initials WK at the bottom edge of both obverse and reverse)
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
1971 2 000 000
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates 50th anniversary of 3rd Silesian Uprising.

Between 1919 and 1921 three uprisings took place in Upper Silesia. The conflict between Polish and German inhabitants finished only after the third and largest one. It resulted in incorporating larger part of Upper Silesia to Poland.

The monument of Silesian Insurgents in Katowice.

The monument of Silesian Insurgents in Katowice
photo: Wasielgallery

Silesian Cross of the Uprising.

Silesian Cross of the Uprising
last update: 25 I 2013

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