Zbigniew Herbert [200]

Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998)

Subject: no
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 11200 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2008-05-30
Issue price: 1550 pln
Stylised image of a fragment of a mounted statue of Marcus Aurelius. On the left-hand side and above a circumscription, DO MARKA AURELEGO / TO MARCUS AURELIUS.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
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, the half-figure of Zbigniew Herbert. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA and the notation of the year of issue, 2008 plus an inscription, 1924- 1998 ZBIGNIEW HERBERT. Below, in the centre, a vertical inscription, 200 ZŁ. The Mint's mark, M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec

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Zbigniew Herbert known and unknown

In spite of all the attention Herbert has attracted in Poland and around the world, there remains an air of mystery to him. For many years he had taken great care not to write directly about himself or parade his personal experiences or feelings. It is only in his last volume of poems entitled Epilogue to a Storm that we can discover some more personal remarks about his long illness, frailty and suffering, along with some more straight-forward allusions to his childhood. Literary scholars go to great lengths trying to decipher biographical references in his work carefully concealed from the sight of his readers. For instance, hints at his lost home city of Lviv can be identified in his early work, notably in the poem My City (published in the volume Hermes, Dog ...

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