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20 złotych POLAND (1978) Interkosmos-78 - Miroslaw Hermaszewski

20 złotych 1978 Mirosław Hermaszewski - Polish coins (PRL)
20 złotych 1978 Mirosław Hermaszewski - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
29.0 mm 10.15 g 2.15 mm CuNi
obverse:
above the centre eagle - Coat of Arms, below face value 20, lower ZŁOTYCH; along the top edge: POLSKA • RZECZPOSPOLITA • LUDOWA • 1978 (Poeple's Republic of Poland 1978)
reverse:
head of Miroslaw Hermaszewski in space helmet facing slightly left; along the top edge: PIERWSZY POLAK W KOSMOSIE (the first Polish in space); along the bottom edge INTERKOSMOS-78
edge:
reeded
issue date:
12 X 1978
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Józef Markiewicz-Nieszcz, Ewa Olszewska-Borys
mint:
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
mintage:
1978 2 009 800
interesting facts:
Miroslaw Hermaszewski (born 1941) - general, pilot, cosmonaut, the first Polish who flew in space. The flight took off on June 27, 1978 within the framework of space exploration programme Interkosmos.

Mirosław Hermaszewski
last update: 25 I 2013

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