Polish coin gains international distinction
PR dla Zagranicy
A silver coin, with the face value of PLN 10, issued by the National Bank of Poland, has won the “Most Inspirational Event” category of a prestigious competition in the minting industry.
The Jan Karski coin issued by the NBP. Photo: NBP
The coin was issued in April 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski, the Polish war-time resistance courier who informed Allied leaders, including Anthony Eden, Britain’s foreign secretary, and US president Franklin Roosevelt, on the plight of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland.
The coin was designed by Sebastian Mikołajczak. It is one in a series of three coins commemorating Jan Karski; the remaining ones having the face value of PLN 2 and PLN 200.
In addition to the Karski coin, Polish coins were nominated in four of the remaining nine categories.
The jury will select the “Coin of the Year” from amongst the winners in the ten categories. The final vote is scheduled for 6 December, and the awards will be presented during the World Money Fair in Berlin on 6 February, 2016.
The Coin of the Year competition is run by the American publisher Krause Publications, the world’s largest publisher of coin books and coin magazines for collectors. (mk/rg/rk)