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10 złotych POLAND (1959-1965) Nicolaus Copernicus

10 złotych 1959-1965 Nicolaus Copernicus - Polish coins (PRL)
10 złotych 1959-1965 Nicolaus Copernicus - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
31.0 mm 12.9 g 2.15 mm CuNi
obverse:
eagle - Coat of Arms divides the year of issue; along the top edge: • POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA LUDOWA • (People's Republic of Poland), along the bottom edge face value: ZŁ 10 ZŁ (ZŁOTYCH)
reverse:
bust of Polish astronomer facing slightly right; along the left edge: MIKOŁAJ, along the right edge: KOPERNIK; at the edge a ring of four cereal ears
edge:
reeded
issue date:
1 VII 1959
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Józef Gosławski (monogram JG over Copernicus' left shoulder on the reverse)
mint:
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot in 1965)
mintage:
1959 12 558 855 no mint mark
1965 3 000 000
interesting facts:
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) - astronomer, mathematician, creator of heliocentric theory, which he published in a book titled De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres).

Nicolaus Copernicus

Banknotes with face value: 1000 PLZ from the time of People's Republic showing Nicolaus Copernicus.

Banknote with face value: 1000 złotych PRL

Banknote with face value: 1000 złotych PRL
last update: 25 I 2013

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