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 the early 20th century. Millions of Poles moved to the US and Canada to escape the oppression at home as Poland had long been partitioned amongst its powerful neighbours, and WWI brought an opportunity for restitution. Polish Americans played a strong part, both in fighting for and financing the struggle for independance. The NBP always does a great description of the thinking behind its issues and we’ve reproduced it lower down.
The coin itself is typical of the NBP’s style and we mean that in a good way.The basis for the artwork on the coin is the Warsaw Memorial to the Military Eﬀort of Polish Americans by the sculptor Andrzej Pityński. The obverse face depicts a Blue Army soldier waving a banner with the Polish eagle emblazoned upon it. The reverse face features a Blue Army cavalryman on horseback riding to attack. The eagle of the volunteers from America sits to the left of the horse. The elements on both sides are set in relatively clean backgrounds.
Struck in half a standard ounce of 0.925 silver to a proof finish, this Robert Kotowicz designed coin will have a mintage capped at 15,000 and come supplied in the usual NBP coin box with a certificate of authenticity. A nice piece in which collectors of military history coins will find much to like.
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I am an American who wants to buy the Blue Army 100th Anniversary silver coin. How do I do that?
You can often pick these up on eBay. One of our sponsors, the Mint of Gdansk may be able to help. They’re showing as currently out of stock, but they sell a lot of Polish national issues and the mintage is quite high,so they may be able to source one for you. Hope you track one down.