Oil and Gas Industry [10]

150th Anniversary of Oil and Gas Industry's Origin

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 43000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2003-05-21
Issue price: 38 pln
On the right-hand side, a portrait of Ignacy Łukasiewicz. A paraffin lamp in the centre. On the left-hand side, a stylised design showing oil drilling and refinery installations. Semi-circumscription: 150-LECIE NARODZIN PRZEMYSŁU NAFTOWEGO I GAZOWNICZEGO (150th Anniversary of the Birth of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry) above. Below, the date on which the first paraffin lamps were lit up in the hospital at Lwów: 31.VII.1853.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
On the bottom left-hand side, an image of the Eagle as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the righthand side, view of a road, with a panorama of a city above, and the outlines of aeroplanes and a helicopter over it. Semicircumscription above: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. Year of issue: 2003, inscribed to the lower right-hand side of the municipal panorama. The inscription: 10 ZŁ below, against the background of the road. Under the Eagle's left talon, the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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150th Anniversary of Oil and Gas Industry's Origin

There have been many notable achievements in Polish history accomplished by famous people. One of these personalities is Ignacy Łukasiewicz, an inventor and an industrialist, a Polish patriot who contributed to the secret movement for the restoration of his country's independence, a social campaigner and a philanthropist. The year 2000 marked the 180th anniversary of his birth, and the 120th anniversary of his death.

The following two events involving Ignacy Łukasiewicz were of crucial importance in the global career of petroleum oil: At the turn of 1852 and 1853 Łukasiewicz and his colleague Jan Zeh obtained a distillate of the appropriate degree of purity from natural petroleum oil. On 2nd December they were granted a patent for it by the Austrian ...

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