Tatra Mountain Volunt. Rescue [2]

100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service

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: 2009-09-18
Issue price: 2 pln
On the left-hand side, on the mountainside, an image of a rescuer carrying a man on the stretcher. On the right-hand side, a stylized image of the logo of the 100th anniversary of TOPR. In the rim, the inscription: TATRZAŃSKIE OCHOTNICZE POGOTOWIE RATUNKOWE [THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE].

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, 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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100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service

The growing popularity of the Tatra Mountains and of the town of Zakopane in the second half of the 19th century contributed to the increase in the number of persons missing or seriously injured in the mountains. Emergency rescue service operations were becoming insufficient. In February 1909 Mieczysław Karłowicz and Mariusz Zaruski prepared the final version of an appeal to the public concerning the necessity of establishing the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service (Tatrzańskie Ochotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe - TOPR). Karłowicz himself did not manage to sign the appeal, as he died in a snow avalanche at Mały Kościelec on 8 February 1909, during a solitary trip. The death of the young composer expedited the establishment of TOPR.

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