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10 000 złotych POLAND (1987) John Paul II

10000 złotych 1987 John Paul II - Polish coins (PRL)
10000 złotych 1987 John Paul II - Coins of Poland
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
35.0 mm 19.3 g 2.4 mm Ag750
obverse:
eagle - Coat of Arms divides the year of issue: 1987; along the top edge: • POLSKA • RZECZPOSPOLITA • LUDOWA • (People's Republic of Poland); along the bottom edge face value: ZŁ 10000 ZŁ (ZŁOTYCH)
reverse:
Pope in chasuble and mitre blessing towards left; along the left edge: JAN PAWEŁ II
edge:
plain
issue date:
28 V 1987
withdrawal date:
1 I 1995
designer:
Stanisława Wątróbska-Frindt (monogram on the reverse below Pope's right arm)
mint:
Mint Mark Mennica Państwowa (The State Mint), Warsaw (mint mark on the obverse under eagle's left foot)
mintage:
1987 908 820
interesting facts:
This coin marks Pope's third pilgrimage to Poland. John Paul II spent at this time a week between June 8th and 14th, 1987.

Polish Karol Józef Wojtyła (1920-2005) was chosen the Pope of Roman-catholic church on October 16, 1978. He picked the name John Paul II and became the first non-Italian Pope since 455 years.

John Paul II
last update: 25 I 2013

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