September '39 Westerplatte [2]

September 1939 - Westerplatte

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1400000 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: 2009-08-24
Issue price: 2 pln
At the top, starting from the left, stylized images of: lt. Stefan Grodecki, cpt. Mieczysław Słaby and cpt. Franciszek Dąbrowski. In the centre, the inscription: WESTERPLATTE/WRZESIEŃ 1939 (Westerplatte/September 1939). Below the inscription, a stylized silhouette of a cloud of smoke floating above Westerplatte.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-09, under the Eagle, the inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ, in the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), 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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September 1939 - Warszawa, Wieluń, Westerplatte

The outbreak of World War II was tragic in its consequences for Poland - it led to complete destruction of the Polish state reborn in 1918. On 1 September 1939, Poland was militarily confronted with a powerful war machine of the Third Reich, and, on 17 September, also with the forces of Poland's eastern neighbour - the Soviet Russia. The disproportion in military strength was enormous. Despite the dedication of Polish soldiers and patriotic attitude of the people, the defeat was inevitable. The relief forces of France and Great Britain, Poland's allies, did not come.

In this situation, as many soldiers as possible were evacuated through Romania to France and Great Britain in order to continue the fight.

Poland had to face five long years ...

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