Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Poland to Issue 20 Zlotych Frederic Chopin Commemorative

By Nutmegcollector
January 13, 2010

The National Bank of Poland plans to issue a new 20 Zlotych banknote to commemorate the 200th birthday of composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin.

Front: A portrait of Frederic Chopin seen in profile, the mansion in Zelazowa Wola where the composer was born, and a reproduction of one of the first edition of his works - Mazurka in B minor, Op. 7 together with the autograph of the artist.

Back: A landscape with characteristic Masovian willows and Chopin's etude in F minor, Op. 10.

So far, the NBP had issued three commemorative banknotes exclusively for the collector market. The first was a 50 Zlotych banknote dedicated to Pope John Paul II in 2006.

Two years later, in 2008, a 10 Zlotych banknote was issued to commemorate the NBP 90th anniversary of independence.

In 2009, a third 20 Zlotych banknote was issued on the occasion of 200th birthday of Julius Slowacki.

This is the fourth commemorative note issued by the NBP. This latest commemorative will go on sale in February or March 2010.

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