May, 2020

HISTORY OF POLISH COIN: GDANSK ZLOTY (2020, NBP)

By |2020-05-30T02:23:40+01:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Politics & Finance, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

A favourite of ours and a series that should have great appeal to the classic numismatist, 'History of Polish Coin' takes a centuries long journey through the coinage of this Central European country. Starting in 2013 with a 1,000 year old design, we've now moved forward to the mid 18th century for this 14th issue. These are not direct copies of the originals, rather they reproduce the coin as a coin on [...]

February, 2020

General Joseph Haller’s symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin

By |2020-02-19T12:41:31+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

General Joseph Haller's symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin Poland seems to love its history coins more than most and the National Bank of Poland (NBP) issues some quite esoteric examples. There are quite a few centennial coins of late, buoyed by the period around one hundred years ago being one of crucial importance in the foundation of the modern state of Poland and its effect on [...]

Beautiful Polish history series, Treasures of Stanislaw August, debuts the first of its two 2020 releases

By |2020-02-04T17:36:37+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Beautiful Polish history series, Treasures of Stanislaw August, debuts the first of its two 2020 releases A long term favourite of ours, the National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' is a superb series that reproduces a late 18th century series of medallions commissioned by the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. There will be 24 issues in the set, and this latest one is [...]

January, 2020

Poland commemorates a hundred years of its airforce with a new silver coin issue

By |2020-02-19T02:23:39+00:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland commemorates a hundred years of its airforce with a new silver coin issue Quite a few of the Eastern European nations have been releasing commemorative military coins of late, no doubt spurred on by the anniversaries of the First and Second World War having significant dates last year. We were particularly enamoured with this new release from the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski), which [...]

August, 2019

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag

By |2019-08-04T23:58:29+01:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag There's no more potent symbol of national identity than a flag. While in numismatics we tend towards the female personifications to fulfil that role, that doesn't mean the history of that symbol isn't a great subject for commemoration in precious metal. The Polish red and white flag is a century old this year, and the [...]

January, 2019

Poland’s Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions

By |2019-01-04T22:18:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland's Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions 2019 ENDURING SOLDIERS 'ZAPORA' The seventh coin in the 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' series, this range celebrates the lives of those who were killed in the communist-led purges after the end of the Second World War. It's easy to forget that the fall of Nazism didn't suddenly lead to peace across Europe and [...]

August, 2018

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins

By |2018-08-16T13:41:09+01:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins A country with a tumultuous history, Poland has had empires of its own, been a vassal state, has conquered and been conquered and generally had everything except long-term stability. All that was meant to change during the First World War as the Allies agreed that Poland would be reconstituted when the war ended. [...]

June, 2018

Henry Valois is the latest ruler in Poland’s superb Treasures of Stanislaw August series

By |2018-06-28T09:48:55+01:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Henry Valois is the latest ruler in Poland's superb Treasures of Stanislaw August series With a debut back in 2013 and several years still to go, Treasures of Stanislaw August is a long-running program to replicate a series of late-18th century medals commissioned by the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The Nardowy Bank Polska will launch 24 designs in this series and [...]

May, 2018

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin

By |2018-05-26T11:34:07+01:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) is continuing its series of coins showcasing some of the battles in Polands history where the home nation was very much the underdog. The second coin in the series, following one released last May featuring the Battle of Zadworze, it's struck in an ounce of [...]

April, 2018

Poland remembers the efforts of its North American emigre’s with a new proof silver coin

By |2018-04-12T12:55:04+01:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers the efforts of its North American emigre's with a new proof silver coin Poland loves its history, as tumultuous as it is, and the National Bank of Poland has issued an extensive selection of precious metal commemorative coins over the years celebrating it. Today sees the issuing of the latest sterling silver coin in the range and it's one with a subject matter from [...]

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