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20 złotych POLAND (1974) 25 Years of Comecon

20 złotych 1974 25 Years of Comecon - Polish coins (PRL)
20 złotych 1974 25 Years of Comecon - 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 • 1974 (Poeple's Republic of Poland 1974)
reverse:
in the centre in three lines: XXV / LAT / RWPG (25 years of Comecon), around it a ring, whose bottom part is a gear and the top part is a petal of sunflower
edge:
reeded
issue date:
30 VII 1974
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Józef Markiewicz-Nieszcz (initials JM-N at the bottom edge of the obverse)
mint:
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
mintage:
1974 2 000 000
interesting facts:
Comecon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) - organisation founded in 1949 by the Soviet Union as an answer to Marshall plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. Soviet Union forced Eastern European countries to refuse the money coming from Marshall Plan and instead offered them participation in the Comecon, which was a Soviet plan to rebuild this part of Europe. There were 11 members of the Comecon in 1978: Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, USSR and Vietnam). The Council existed until 1991.
last update: 25 I 2013

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