450 years of the Polish Post [10]

450th Anniversary of the Polish Post

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 135000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: hologram
Date of issue: 2008-11-19
Issue price: 68 pln
In the central part a stylized image of a 16th century post courier. In the background a stylized fragment of a 17th century engraved copperplate with an image of an inn. At the bottom on the left-hand side an inscription: 450/LAT (450th anniversary). Below, a stylized image of a postal trumpet. On the left-hand side and at the top a circumscription: POCZTY POLSKIEJ (of the Polish Post).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
At the top on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. In the central part, a stylized image of a post stamp depicting stylized images of a mounted post rider on horse playing the trumpet and of trees, changing colours depending on the tilt angle. In the background of the post stamp, a stylized image of a postal map and on the right-hand side a fragment of an image of a coach clock. On the left-hand side an inscription: 10/ZŁ. Below the inscription, vertically, the notation of the year of issue: 2008. At the bottom an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA /POLSKA. The Mint's mark, M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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The Polish Post

450 years ago - on 18 October 1558 - king Sigismundus II Augustus [Zygmunt August] issued an official legal act concerning Polish postal service. This day is acknowledged as the beginning of the post in Poland. The King issued the so-called 'A Privilege for Prosper Prowana in the Matter of the Postal Services', where he ordained: ' that we in pursuance of our own and my subjects' convenience, in order that both us, the King, and royal subjects can conveniently to Italy forward letters and manage their affairs there - we initiate a permanent postal route, known under the name of the post office, id est, relay post rider system covering the distance between Cracow and Venice, operating on an ongoing basis in all times and seasons of the year and on particular days'.

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