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50 złotych POLAND (1979) Mieszko I

50 złotych 1979 Mieszko I - Polish coins (PRL)
50 złotych 1979 Mieszko I - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
30.5 mm 11.7 g 2.15 mm CuNi
obverse:
eagle - Coat of Arms divides the year of issue: 1979; along the top edge: - POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA LUDOWA - (People's Republic of Poland); along the bottom edge face value: ZŁ 50 ZŁ (ZŁOTYCH)
reverse:
bust of Duke of Poland facing slightly left; along the left edge: MIESZKO I; along the right edge: 960-992
edge:
reeded
issue date:
31 XII 1979
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Anna Jarnuszkiewicz, Stanisława Wątróbska-Frindt
mint:
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
mintage:
1979 2 640 400
interesting facts:
Mieszko I (ca. 930-992) - Duke of the Polans tribe from Piast dynasty. He united neighbouring tribes into one organism and is therefore considered to be the creator of Poland. Mieszko accepted christian baptisation in 966 and thus connected Poland with christian culture.

Imaginary portrait of Mieszko by painter Jan Matejko.

Mieszko I

Banknote with face value: 2000 PLZ from the time of People's Republic showing Mieszko I.

Banknote with face value: 2000 złotych
last update: 25 I 2013

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