Aleksander Czekanowski [2]

Aleksander Czekanowski (1833-1876)

Subject: Polish Travellers and Explorers
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 700000 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: 2004-03-19
Issue price: 2 pln
Portrait of Aleksander Czekanowski, against a Siberian landscape with a reindeer pulling a sledge. The semicircumscription: ALEKSANDER CZEKANOWSKI 1833-1876, above and on the left-hand side.

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, 20-04, 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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Aleksander Czekanowski

Aleksander Piotr Czekanowski was born on February 12, 1833 in Krzemieniec, Volhynia. His father Wawrzyniec kept a boarding house in Krzemieniec and was a voluntary assistant in the zoology laboratory of the town's grammar school. In 1850 Czekanowski enrolled in medical studies at the University of Kiev. However, as he did not particularly care for medicine, he turned his attention to the natural sciences, especially geology. The fame of German lecturers there encouraged him in this decision as well as the possibility of specialising in any of the natural science fields. In 1855 he moved to Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia) where there was a university. There he spent two years attending mineralogical lectures given at the faculty of geology. At the same time, he concentrated on ...

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