Joseph Conrad [200]

Konrad Korzeniowski - Joseph Conrad

Subject: no
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 8200 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-12-20
Issue price: 1320 pln
An image of Joseph Conrad, on its right-hand side an inscription, 1857-1924. Below an inscription, JOSEPH CONRAD, against the background of the stylized facsimile of his signature. In the rim on the left-hand side a semicircular inscription, KONRAD KORZENIOWSKI.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
On the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the right-hand side of the Eagle stylized images of the barque named the Otago and of an open book with the pages whose bottom edges are shaped to look like sea waves. At the top, in the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA and the notation of the year of issue, 2007. At the top, on the left-hand side an inscription, 200/ZŁ. 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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