Sigismund I the Old [100]

Sigismund I the Old (1506-1548)

Subject: Polish kings and princes
Face value: 100 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 8 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 3400 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2004-06-07
Issue price: 590 pln
Bust of King Sigismund I the Old. Above, on both sides of the bust, below elements of a wreath, in circumscription the years of the King's rule, 1506 on the left, 1548 on the right. Below the bust, the circumscription, ZYGMUNT I STARY.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
Image of the Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Notation of the year of issue, 20-04, on either side of the Eagle. Inscription, ZŁ 100 ZŁ, below the Eagle. Circumscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA in the rim. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Sigismund I the Old

Sigismund I the Old, the youngest son of the king Casimir IV the Jagiellonian (Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk) and Elizabeth Habsburg of Austria (Elżbieta Rakuszanka), was born on January 1,1467 in Kozienice. On October 20,1505 Sigismund succeeded his brother Alexander I as the Grand Duke of Lithuania. On December 8, 1505 he was elected king of Poland, crowned at the Wawel Cathedral on January 24, 1507. The beginnings of the reign of this 40-year old King were difficult. He inherited after his predecessor many unsolved problems, both in internal and external affairs.

The most important aspect of Poland's external affairs was its relationship with the Habsburg Empire that affected Poland's relationship with other countries. Sigismund I strove to preserve political ...

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