Joseph Conrad [2]

Konrad Korzeniowski - Joseph Conrad

Subject: no
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: 2007-12-20
Issue price: 2 pln
On the left-hand side an image of Joseph Conrad, an oblique facsimile of his signature below. An inscription, 1857- 1924, below. On the right-hand side a stylized image of the barque named the Otago. At the bottom a stylized image of an open book. In the rim at the top and on the right-hand side a semicircular inscription, KONRAD KORZENIOWSKI.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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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Konrad Korzeniowski - Joseph Conrad

"Joseph Conrad" is a world-known pen name. Nevertheless, most people do not know that the novelist who used that literary pseudonym was Polish, certainly the most famous person born in the region which is now a part of Ukraine and his real name was Konrad Korzeniowski. His life was so adventurous and uncommon that it could provide enough material to make several biographies, and not one; and it all began already with the moment he was born. Whereas no official birth certificate was issued to certify the private baptism administered to the two-day old baby boy on 5 December 1857 in Berdichiv (now Ukraine), the documented ceremony was held five years later in absentia of Conrad who was at that time in Warsaw and was about to follow his parents into exile to Russia.

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