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20 000 złotych POLAND (1994) Kosciuszko Uprising

20000 złotych 1994 Kosciuszko Uprising - Polish coins
20000 złotych 1994 Kosciuszko Uprising - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
29.5 mm 10.8 g 2.15 mm CuNi
obverse:
crowned eagle - Coat of Arms divides the year of issue: 1994; along the top edge: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland); along the bottom edge face value: ZŁ 20000 ZŁ (ZŁOTYCH); all surrounded by ring of squares
reverse:
in the centre inside an oval profile of Tadeusz Kościuszko facing left; in the background an arsenal of insurgents and their Regimental Colour; along the top edge: 200 ROCZNICA POWSTANIA KOŚCIUSZKOWSKIEGO (200th anniversary of Kosciuszko Uprising); along the bottom edge: 1794-1994
edge:
reeded
issue date:
4 X 1994
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Ewa Tyc-Karpińska, Andrzej Nowakowski (monogram under right cannon on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
mintage:
1994 100 000
interesting facts:
Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), both Polish and American general, leader of national uprising against Russia and Prussia in 1794.

Tadeusz Kościuszko

The Regimental Colours of insurgents in 1794 uprising. They were mostly peasants, whose main weapon were scythes pointed upwards. The inscription says They feed and defend.

The Regimental Colours of insurgents
photo: Maciej Szczepańczyk
last update: 19 I 2013

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