Napoleon's Chevau-Légers [2]

Chevau-Légers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon I

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
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: 2010-03-01
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, against a stylized fragment of an image of mounted Chevau- Légers, a stylised image of a mounted Chevau-Léger raising a sabre. At the top, a semicircular inscription: SZWOLEŻER GWARDII CESARZA (Chevau-Léger of the Imperial Guard). At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: NAPOLEONA I (of Napoleon I).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
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: 20-10. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ; in the rim, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (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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Chevau-Légers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon I

At the beginning of the 19th century, the fortunes of the Polish soldier were intertwined with the history of the Napoleonic France. Poles vested their hopes to regain independence in Napoleon and saw the only chance to make their plans come true by joining his military campaigns. On the wave of this sentiment a very special military formation was created - the Polish 1st Regiment of Chevau-Léger of the Imperial Guard (Régiment de Chevau-Légers Polonais de la Garde Impériale), unit composed of Poles, yet being part of the Napoleon's Army, financed by the Emperor's Treasury. On 6 April 1807 in Finckenstein (Kamieniec Suski) Napoleon issued a decree on establishing the Regiment. Warsaw was designated as the place of the Regiment's formation and its first military excercises. ...

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