29th Olympics Beijing 2008 [2]

The 29th Olympic Games: Beijing 2008

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 2000000 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: 2008-07-23
Issue price: 2 pln
At the top of the coin an inscription, Beijing/2008. Below the inscription stylised image of waves. In the central part of the coin, in the square an image of the Polish Olympic Committee logo, at the left-hand side of the square an inscription, POLSKA (Polish), at the right-hand side an inscription: REPREZENTACJA OLIMPIJSKA (Olympic Representation). Below a stylised image of two rowers in a boat and stylised images of the fragments of two boats.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
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, ZŁ 2 ZŁ, in the rim an inscription: 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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T he 29 th Olympic Games: Beijing 2008

'CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS ' (swifter, higher, stronger) - although these words became the motto of the Olympic movement only at the turn of the 19th century - they certainly refer to the ancient tradition. Indeed, the first Olympic Games were held in the Greek Olympia already in 776 BC and since then they were organised in four year intervals. Initially, the Olympic Games lasted only for a day, however, over time, when the programme was expanded, they significantly grew. It happened so as many as 292 (!) times - when the games became ... outlawed The ban was valid for as long as nearly until the end of the 19th century, and the one who decided to reactivate the Olympic games was a French educationalist - baron Pierre de Coubertin. In 1896, in Athens slightly more ...

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