Settlement in North America [2]

400 Years of Polish Settlement in North America

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1200000 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: 2008-12-15
Issue price: 2 pln
A stylized image of a man blowing glassware. On the right-hand side a stylized image of a glass smelting furnace, above, an inscription: 400. / ROCZNICA / POLSKIEGO / OSADNICTWA / W AMERYCE / PÓŁNOCNEJ (400 years of Polish settlement in North America).

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland, on both sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-08, below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ, on the rim, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. Under the Eagle's left leg, the Mint's mark: M/W.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Polish Settlement in North America

In October 1608 soon after the establishment of the first English colony at the eastern coast of North America, Polish settlers reached the new continent as well. Thereby, they paved the way towards the multiethnic Virginia and in a longer perspective towards the multiethnic United States of America, a country established and populated by descendants of immigrants, including Poles, who have searched for their 'promised land' in America ever since. In 1606 king James I Stuart chartered the Virginia Company of London with the right to colonize and exploit the resources of the southern part of North America. On this basis the English started the establishment of their own colonies in the New World, discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, thus engaging in competition ...

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