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September, 2017

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki

By | 2017-09-22T01:25:38+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki With the current tensions in the region, it's of little surprise that the National Bank of Poland is looking to its anti-communist heroes for numismatic inspiration. Just this year we've seen coins commemorating the 1920 Battle of Zadworze, Fighting Solidarity, the WWII Warsaw massacres and the 1982 Battle of Lubin. Prior to all of this was [...]

August, 2017

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin

By | 2017-08-18T15:21:01+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin The National Bank of Poland continues to commemorate Polands tumultuous post-war history with a coin remembering the anti-communist uprisings of 35 years ago. Part of a wave of protests and demonstarations around the freedom movement Solidarity, Lubin wasn't a particularly large example, but the response of the government forces made it stand [...]

July, 2017

The horror of the Warsaw Wola and Ochota massacres is remembered on new Polish silver coin

By | 2017-07-18T09:44:03+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The horror of the Warsaw Wola and Ochota massacres is remembered on new Polish silver coin The Polish National Bank (NBP) is launching a new coin on the 27th of July to commemorate the fallen in one of the Second World War's worst massacres. The Polish people certainly took the brunt of atrocities perpetrated on the Eastern Front, from the Katyn massacre of the Polish officer corp [...]

June, 2017

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler

By | 2017-06-30T12:38:05+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler Here is a coin series that epitomises classic numismatics for many people. Grounded in history and struck without gimmickry, Treasures of Stanislaw August is one of the best of its type being released today. Replicas of a series of medallions commissioned by Stanislaw August Poniatowski in the late eighteenth century, they were works [...]

Fighting Solidarity, the anti-communist social movement, marks 35 years with a new silver coin

By | 2017-06-13T14:25:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Fighting Solidarity, the anti-communist social movement, marks 35 years with a new silver coin It was back in 1982 that Fighting Solidarity was formed as a response to the de-legalization of Solidarity, the group formed in 1980, and government repression of the opposition after martial law was declared in 1981. Founded in June 1982 by Kornel Morawiecki, it was one of the more radical branches of the [...]

May, 2017

Polish Thermopylae, the Battle of Zadworze, remembered on latest Polish proof silver coin

By | 2017-05-26T13:19:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Polish Thermopylae, the Battle of Zadworze, remembered on latest Polish proof silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) has launched its latest silver coin and it's one commemorating a pivotal battle in the war between Poland and Soviet Russia that took place through 1920. The Battle of Zadwórze is called the Polish Thermopylae for good reason. The iconic story of a tiny underdog force fighting against [...]

April, 2017

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland’s latest coin

By | 2017-04-15T15:10:23+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland's latest coin Polish state bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, has inaugurated a new series of proof sterling silver coins celebrating The Great Polish Economists. While on the surface it isn't a particularly gripping theme, we were pleasantly surprised by the subject of the first coin, the giant of European Renaissance scientific thinking, Nicolaus Copernicus. As [...]

March, 2017

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series

By | 2017-03-02T23:00:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series Not being afraid to produce long running coin series, the excellent Stanislaw August and History of Polish Coin series being evidence of that, the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski NBP) has embarked on another epic set of silver coins. With tensions higher than normal between Poland and Russia over the Ukrainian [...]

January, 2017

AgAuNugget: Poland celebrates the Gymnastic Society of Sokol on its first 2017 silver coin

By | 2017-01-19T12:46:55+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland celebrates the Gymnastic Society of Sokol on its first 2017 silver coin   The first in the Narodowy Bank Polski (National Bank of Poland) range of precious metal commemorative coins is to be launched on 27 January and as is usually the case, it's a very Polish affair.  Commemorating a hundred and fifty years since the formation of the Gymnastic Society Sokół, this debut 2017 release [...]

December, 2016

History of Polish Coin series continues with the 16th century Thaler of Stephen Bathory

By | 2016-12-29T17:41:16+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

History of Polish Coin series continues with the 16th century Thaler of Stephen Bathory. Another one of those fine coin series that simply doesn't get the recognition it deserves is this excellent one from the Narodowy Bank Poland (NBP), the Polish National Bank. Called History of Polish Coin, it looks at the history of Polish numismatics in the best way possible - using numismatics. Now on its [...]