Oil and Gas Industry [2]

150th Anniversary of Oil and Gas Industry's Origin

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 600000 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: 2003-05-21
Issue price: 2 pln
A portrait of Ignacy Łukasiewicz holding a paraffin lamp, with a stylised design showing oil drilling and refinery installations in the background. Below, the date on which the first paraffin lamps were lit up in the hospital at Lwów: 31.VII.1853.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-03, 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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150th Anniversary of Oil and Gas Industry's Origin

There have been many notable achievements in Polish history accomplished by famous people. One of these personalities is Ignacy Łukasiewicz, an inventor and an industrialist, a Polish patriot who contributed to the secret movement for the restoration of his country's independence, a social campaigner and a philanthropist. The year 2000 marked the 180th anniversary of his birth, and the 120th anniversary of his death.

The following two events involving Ignacy Łukasiewicz were of crucial importance in the global career of petroleum oil: At the turn of 1852 and 1853 Łukasiewicz and his colleague Jan Zeh obtained a distillate of the appropriate degree of purity from natural petroleum oil. On 2nd December they were granted a patent for it by the Austrian ...

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