Maria Skłodowska-Curie [20]

100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Face value: 20 pln
Dimensions: 138 x 69 mm
Mintage: 60000 pcs
Date of issue: 2011-11-25
Issue price: 47 pln
Designer: Agnieszka Próchniak
Steel engraving matrix designer: Przemysław Krajewski
The back of the banknote depicts an image of the medal awarded to the Nobel Prize winners, a quotation from the speech by Marie Skłodowska-Curie on radium and an image of the seat of the Radium Institute in Warsaw.
The front of the banknote features an image of Marie Skłodowska-Curie and the shape of the building of the Sorbonne in Paris.

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100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) – a Polish-French scientist and a twotime laureate of the Nobel Prize, discovered the polonium and radium radioactive elements, and introduced the concept of radioactivity. She was born in Warsaw at 16 Freta Street in the New Town (Nowe Miasto) district on 7 November 1867. The house where she was born is currently the seat of Marie Skłodowska-Curie museum and the Polish Chemical Society, of which Skłodowska-Curie held an honorary membership.

She was descended from a learned Polish intelligentsia family with strong patriotic traditions, which derived from two noble families – of the Topór (the Boguski bloodline) and of the Dołęga (the Skłodowski bloodline) clans. Raised with respect for science and scientific ...

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