The election of 4 June [2]

The election of 4 June

Subject: Polish Road to Freedom
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1300000 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: 2009-06-01
Issue price: 2 pln
A stylized image of a fragment of the conference hall of the Round Table talks with people inside. In the centre, a stylized image of a calendar page. On the page, an inscription, WYBORY/4/CZERWCA/1989. At the top, an inscription, OKRĄGŁY STÓŁ. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription, 6 LUTEGO ? 5 KWIETNIA.

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- 09; 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, MW, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Poland's Road to Freedom. The election of 4 June

On 1 July 1945, the Council of National Unity, a Polish underground parliament representing political parties working under occupation, was dissolved. Prior to dissolving, the Council issued a manifesto to the citizens, the so-called Testament of the Fighting Poland, containing the sentence: 'Democracy is the rule of the majority selected in free general elections through a five-feature vote'. It took nearly half a century for this rule to finally become reality.

The elections agreed in Yalta were held as late as on 19 January 1947. The results, despite the compulsion and terror used during the electoral campaign (murders, arrests, prison sentences), were falsified anyway. The only opposition, the Polish Peasant Party and the Labour Party, officially won ...

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