Joseph Conrad [10]

Konrad Korzeniowski - Joseph Conrad

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 59000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: hologram
Date of issue: 2007-12-20
Issue price: 75 pln
A stylized image of the barque named the Otago and a stylized image of clouds above. Below, a hologram shows the reflection of the barque in water and changes colours depending on the angle of vision.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
On the right-hand side, at the bottom an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the left-hand side at the top, an image of Joseph Conrad, on the right-hand side, an inscription, KONRAD/KORZENIOWSKI/1857-1924, an oblique facsimile of his signature below. On the right-hand side, an inscription, 10/ZŁ, the notation of the year of issue, 2007, below. On the left-hand side, in the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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Konrad Korzeniowski - Joseph Conrad

"Joseph Conrad" is a world-known pen name. Nevertheless, most people do not know that the novelist who used that literary pseudonym was Polish, certainly the most famous person born in the region which is now a part of Ukraine and his real name was Konrad Korzeniowski. His life was so adventurous and uncommon that it could provide enough material to make several biographies, and not one; and it all began already with the moment he was born. Whereas no official birth certificate was issued to certify the private baptism administered to the two-day old baby boy on 5 December 1857 in Berdichiv (now Ukraine), the documented ceremony was held five years later in absentia of Conrad who was at that time in Warsaw and was about to follow his parents into exile to Russia.

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