Siberian exiles [100]

Sybiracy (Siberian exiles)

Subject: no
Face value: 100 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 8 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 12000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2008-03-26
Issue price: 820 pln
The stylised images of an old woman and a girl on the right-hand side, and of a fragment of a hut with a visible window on the left-hand side, separated by a stylised image of a tree trunk. On the right-hand side, a semicircular inscription, SYBIRACY (Siberian exiles).

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
On the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the righthand side, human figures silhouetted against the tree trunks. On the right-hand side, a vertical inscription, 100 Z¸. On the left-hand side and at the bottom, in the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year of issue, 2008. The Mint's mark, MW, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Siberian exiles

The term 'Sybiracy' (the Siberians) is a colloquialism and is primarily used in two meanings. In Russia, it refers to the inhabitants of Siberia who were not members of indigenous tribes and Asian peoples. The Siberians were basically free newcomers from the European part of the Russian Empire and their descendants. In fact, among the Siberians there were many descendants of the exiles or fugitives who sought shelter from prosecution or religious persecution. However, in Poland the term 'Sybiracy' has come to denote all the Poles who were sent into exile and forced to settle in Siberia ('sent into exile to Siberia') from where some of them did not return. Apart from the exiles, some Poles volunteered to settle in Siberia.

Poles first came to Siberia ...

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