Narodowy Bank

June, 2017

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: Coloured, History, 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 [...]

Treasures of Stanislaw August series debuts its last 2016 coin in this ongoing series

By | 2016-12-13T22:58:57+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Treasures of Stanislaw August series debuts its last 2016 coin in this ongoing series. The second and final release in the National Bank Of Poland's beautiful Treasures of Stanislaw August series has debuted and depicts Alexander Jagiellon, the ruler of Poland from 1501 until his death in 1506. Each coin in this 24-coin series replicates a medallion struck by the Warsaw Mint between 1791 and 1798 under [...]

October, 2016

A century after Polish independence, Jozef Haller is remembered on coin pair

By | 2016-11-05T06:47:46+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

A century after Polish independence, Jozef Haller is remembered on coin pair A new pair of coins from the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski NBP) delving into the rich and turbulent history of this Central European country will be released on 08 November. One of the many critical times in Polish history, 1916 saw the beginning of settting up of a independent [...]

July, 2016

The Polish Olympic Team showcased on new pair of coins

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:43+00:00 July 16th, 2016|Categories: Event, Gold, Sport, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Another pair of Olympic coins will debut on 27 July, this time from the Polish national bank, Narodowy. Most Rio Olympic coins take a general view of the event, much like the Royal Australian Mints new coins, but this pair are very specific indeed. Poland has a long history with the modern olympics, and a pretty successful one, so coins commemorating Polish athletes are not unexpected. The gold coin depicts one [...]

February, 2016

Poland commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the First Drop of the Cichociemni Paratroopers

By | 2016-11-05T06:31:13+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The first release of 2016 from the Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) is here and it's a fine debut for the new year.  The NBP doesn't really do flashy coins, rarely even going for colour or gilding, but it does produce some fine product for Poland, heaping much care on the design and quality of its coins, the Stanislaw August series being a good case in point. Like most national issuers of [...]