August II the Strong [2]

August II the Strong (1697-1706, 1709-1733)

Subject: Polish kings and princes
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 620000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2002-09-04
Issue price: 2 pln
The bust of king August II the Strong. Around an inscription: AUGUST II MOCNY 1697-1706; 1709-1733.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-02, at the sides of the Eagle. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ. An inscription on the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (The Republic of Poland) preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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August II the Strong

Elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus of Wettin house, later on named August II Mocny, was born on 12 May 1670 in Dresden as a son of Elector John George III and Anne Sophia, Danish princess. He lived his youth in times of the most intense rise of the influences of French king Luis XIV, visiting courts of Western Europe. He participated in a war with France (in years 1689-92) and Turkey (in years 1695-96). The person of Luis XIV and French model of absolutism constituted for him, as a Saxon elector and later on Polish king, an example to follow.

In 1697 he came to the throne of Saxony. Putting into practice political projects of his father (gaining by Saxony self-government within Reicn and independence from Austria), he converted to Catholicism and decided ...

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