Ignacy Domeyko [2]

Ignacy Domeyko (1802-1889)

Subject: Polish Travellers and Explorers
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 900000 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: 2007-02-06
Issue price: 2 pln
On the left the image of Ignacy Domeyko from the portrait by A. Kurowski (1833). On the left and on the right side stylised images of mountains. On the right side a stylised image of a bag, books, hammer and a magnifying glass. At the top, on the right side, the notation, IGNACY DOMEYKO 1802-1889.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-07. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ, an inscription in the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg, m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Ignacy Domeyko

He was born on 31 July 1802, in Niedźwiadka [presently: Miad'vyedka] in the Navahradok region to the landowning family. In 1812-1816, he attended the Piarists' school in Szczuczyn Litewski (today Stutin in Belarus), next he studied at the faculty of mathematics and physics at the Vilnius University, where in 1822, he obtained a master's degree based on the dissertation on mathematics. In the student's years he was active in the underground organisations of Philomats [enthusiasts of science] and Philarets [enthusiasts of moral virtue], where he maintained especially friendly relations with Adam Mickiewicz. When these organisations were exposed, in 1824, by judgement of the Novosiltsev Commission [Russian administrative organ] he was sentenced to internment in the countryside ...

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