Settlement in North America [10]

400 Years of Polish Settlement in North America

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 126000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: glass
Date of issue: 2008-12-17
Issue price: 106 pln
In the centre, on the glass core, a stylized image of a man blowing glassware and on the rim of the core, an inscription: POLSKIEGO OSADNICTWA W AMERYCE PÓŁNOCNEJ (of the Polish settlement in North America). To the left and to the right of the core, stylized images of men smelting glass. Above the core, stylized images of ships and newly-arrived settlers. Below the core, an inscription: JAMESTOWN, placed on a sash. Below, an inscription: 400. ROCZNICA (400 years).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
In the centre, on the glass core, a stylized image of a man blowing glassware and on the rim of the core, an inscription: POLSKIEGO OSADNICTWA W AMERYCE PÓŁNOCNEJ (of the Polish settlement in North America), read from the reverse side of the coin. On the ring, fragments of a stylized map of Virginia. Above, an inscription: VIRGINIA, placed on a sash. To the left of the core, images of settlers, to the right, images of Indians. Below the core, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. To the left of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 2008. To the right, an inscription: 10/ZŁ. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland). At the Eagle's left leg, the Mint's mark: M/W.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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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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