Gorlice [2]


Subject: Cities in Poland
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 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: 2010-10-19
Issue price: 2 pln
Against a stylised outline of Gorlice and the Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the left-hand side, an image of an oil well. To the right of the oil well, a stylised image of the first in history kerosene street lamp in Gorlice. At the top, a semicircular inscription: GORLICE.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
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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Gorlice is a town surrounded by the lavish greenery of the Beskid Niski (Low Beskid) mountain range in the Lesser Poland province at the Polish-Slovak border. As the region's capital, it combines the functions of the tourist and economic centre of the region. In over six hundred years of its history, Gorlice has experienced the ups and downs of fortune - the town was ravished by wars and fires, but also enjoyed fast economic growth, mostly thanks to the discovery of oil deposits. The town was founded around 1355 by Derslaw I Karwacjan. Thanks to its location on the trade route to Hungary and the right to hold weekly markets as well as a big fair twice a year, Gorlice became a vibrant crafts and trade centre. From its establishment until mid-19th century, ...

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