Siberian exiles [2]

Sybiracy (Siberian exiles)

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1500000 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: 2008-03-28
Issue price: 2 pln
The images of human figures silhouetted against the tree trunks. At the bottom, an inscription, SYBIRACY (Siberian exiles).

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, 20-08. Below the Eagle, an inscription, Z¸ 2 Z¸. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, MW, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Siberian exiles

The term 'Sybiracy' (the Siberians) is a colloquialism and is primarily used in two meanings. In Russia, it refers to the inhabitants of Siberia who were not members of indigenous tribes and Asian peoples. The Siberians were basically free newcomers from the European part of the Russian Empire and their descendants. In fact, among the Siberians there were many descendants of the exiles or fugitives who sought shelter from prosecution or religious persecution. However, in Poland the term 'Sybiracy' has come to denote all the Poles who were sent into exile and forced to settle in Siberia ('sent into exile to Siberia') from where some of them did not return. Apart from the exiles, some Poles volunteered to settle in Siberia.

Poles first came to Siberia ...

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