Ignacy Domeyko [10]

Ignacy Domeyko (1802-1889)

Subject: Polish Travellers and Explorers
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 55000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-02-06
Issue price: 56 pln
On the left a stylised image of seated Ignacy Domeyko with an open book. Above on the left and on the right side a stylised image of mountains. On the right side stylised images of the fragments of a geographic grid and the outline of South America. On the right side a semicircular inscription, IGNACY DOMEYKO 1802-1889.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
On the left an image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland.Above a stylised image of mountains. At the top a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. Under the Eagle the inscription, 10 ZŁ, under the inscription the indication of the year of issue, 2007. On the right side of the Eagle stylised images: a fragment of a technical drawing displaying the instrument to analyse silver, crystal from the table in the mineralogy handbook by Ignacy Domeyko, plants 'Domeykoa oppositifolia' and a mussel 'Trigonia domeykoana'. The Mint's mark, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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Ignacy Domeyko

He was born on 31 July 1802, in Niedźwiadka [presently: Miad'vyedka] in the Navahradok region to the landowning family. In 1812-1816, he attended the Piarists' school in Szczuczyn Litewski (today Stutin in Belarus), next he studied at the faculty of mathematics and physics at the Vilnius University, where in 1822, he obtained a master's degree based on the dissertation on mathematics. In the student's years he was active in the underground organisations of Philomats [enthusiasts of science] and Philarets [enthusiasts of moral virtue], where he maintained especially friendly relations with Adam Mickiewicz. When these organisations were exposed, in 1824, by judgement of the Novosiltsev Commission [Russian administrative organ] he was sentenced to internment in the countryside ...

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