Zbigniew Herbert [2]

Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998)

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1510000 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: 2008-05-28
Issue price: 2 pln
On the left-hand side and in the centre, the half-figure of Zbigniew Herbert in profile. Above, on the right-hand side, a semicircular inscription, ZBIGNIEW HERBERT. Below, on the right-hand side, a semicircular inscription, 1924-1998.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
Image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland and, on both sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-08, below the Eagle an inscription, 2 ZŁ, in the rim an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Zbigniew Herbert known and unknown

In spite of all the attention Herbert has attracted in Poland and around the world, there remains an air of mystery to him. For many years he had taken great care not to write directly about himself or parade his personal experiences or feelings. It is only in his last volume of poems entitled Epilogue to a Storm that we can discover some more personal remarks about his long illness, frailty and suffering, along with some more straight-forward allusions to his childhood. Literary scholars go to great lengths trying to decipher biographical references in his work carefully concealed from the sight of his readers. For instance, hints at his lost home city of Lviv can be identified in his early work, notably in the poem My City (published in the volume Hermes, Dog ...

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