Arctowski & Dobrowolski [2]

Henryk Arctowski and Antoni B. Dobrowolski

Subject: Polish Travellers and Explorers
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 990000 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: 2007-09-19
Issue price: 2 pln
Images of the busts of Henryk Arctowski and Antoni B. Dobrowolski. At the top, a stylised image of the 'Belgica' ship. In the rim: on the left an inscription, HENRYK ARCTOWSKI 1871-1958, on the right an inscription, ANTONI B. DOBROWOLSKI 1872-1954, and at the bottom, a stylised image of Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station logo.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
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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Henryk Arctowski and Antoni B. Dobrowolski

Henryk Arctowski (1871-1958)

Henryk Arctowski was born on 15 July 1871 in Warsaw. His ancestors came from the German Artzt family; they came to Poland in the 17th century from Wurttemberg. Young Arctowski first studied physics and mathematics in Liege, then he studied geology and chemistry at Sorbonne in Paris. He published many scientific works on geology. Proud of his Polish ancestry he polonised his surname from Artzt to Arctowski. His Antarctic adventure began in 1895 when he established contacts with baron Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery - sergeant of the Belgian Royal Navy, who impelled the Brussels Geographic Association to finance the scientific expedition to the Antarctica. Apart from Henryk Arctowski, the international crew included another ...

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