100th Anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)
Dimensions: 150 x 77 mm
Mintage: 55000 pcs
Date of issue: 2019-10-02
Issue price: 80 pln
Designer: Justyna Kopecka
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The Polish Security Printing Works (Polska Wytwórnia Papierów
Wartościowych – PWPW) was established on 25 January 1919 pursuant
to the decision of the Council of Ministers headed by Prime
Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Until 10 July 1926, it operated
under the name State Graphics Works (Państwowe Zakłady Graficzne).
The construction of a new building at Sanguszki Street in
Warsaw began in the same year. It continues to serve as the headquarters
of PWPW to this day.
The company’s history is inextricably linked to the history of the newly-reborn Polish state and the fate of its citizens. The years of the Second World War turned out to be a particularly challenging period. The PWPW building was seized by the Nazi occupiers, but still served ...