Thursday, August 13, 2009

Poland to Issue New 20 Zlotych Commemorative Banknote

By Nutmegcollector
August 13, 2009

The Polish National Bank will issue a new 20 Zlotych banknote on September 23, 2009 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Julius Slowacki.

The front shows a bust of Julius Slowacki, and view of the manor Krzemieniec, which for several years had been the Julius Slowacki Museum.

The reverse shows the head of the column of Zygmunt III Vasa at Castle Square in Warsaw, and the reproduction of a portion of the poem "sedation".

The banknotes have been produced by the Polish Security Printing SA. Only 80,000 notes issued.
Banknote is a legal tender with a nominal value of 20 €.

Juliusz Słowacki was born on September 4, 1809 in Kremenets, Volhynia, Russian Empire, now in Ukraine. He died on April 3, 1849 in Paris. Słowacki was a noted Polish Romantic poet, considered to be one of the "Three Bards" of Polish literature. His works often feature elements of Slavic pagan traditions, mysticism, and Orientalism.

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