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We thank healthcare workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic

The first case of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection was recorded at the end of 2019. In 2020, the virus spread almost all over the world, and the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Many people have lost their lives after being infected with the new virus. The COVID-19 pandemic has also caused global social and economic chaos, including the largest global recession since the Great Depression. To counter the pandemic, swift and decisive action was needed.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists as well as other medical and support staff stood on the front lines of the fight against an unknown enemy, which grew stronger and more ruthless day by day. They are the ones who have been uninterruptedly waging war against the coronavirus for almost two years. Risking health and life, they have bravely fought for each patient. Thanks to their hard work, dedication and determination, people suffering from COVID-19 have a chance to recover and return to their families. Their efforts also have a significant impact on the economic fortunes of Poland and the global economy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important our fellow human being is. It reminded us of the importance of healthcare occupations. As a tribute to medical staff, in gratitude for their hard work and commitment as well as their professionalism, heart, compassion and empathy shown to patients, Narodowy Bank Polski issued a silver collector coin “We thank healthcare workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic”, with a face value of 10 złoty.

The reverse of the coin depicts a doctor’s hand wearing a surgical glove, caringly holding a patient’s hand. Underneath, the ribbon in the colours of the Republic of Poland made using UV printing. The inscription on the coin reads: “We thank healthcare workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The obverse shows the face value, the inscription “Rzeczpospolita Polska”, the year of issue and the image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland.

Narodowy Bank Polski