Greater Poland Uprising [200]

90th Anniversary of the Greater Poland Uprising

Subject: no
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 9400 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2008-12-22
Issue price: 1574 pln
A stylized image of charging cavalrymen and German soldiers firing at them from a kneeling position. At the bottom an inscription: 90 and a circumscription: ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WIELKOPOLSKIEGO (anniversary of the Greater Poland Uprising) in the rim.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
At the bottom, on the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the righthand side a stylized image of the Eagle holding in its beak and talons links of a chain torn apart. In the background an excerpt of the appeal issued by the Command of Ostrów Military District. At the top an inscription: 200 ZŁ. On the left-hand side and at the bottom a circumscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue: 2008. The mint's mark: M/W under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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Greater Poland Uprising

November 1918 brought a cease fire at all fronts of World War I. The armistice signed on 11 November in Compiegne provided for the return to frontiers as of 1 August 1914, which meant that Greater Poland remained within the German state. Amid the prevailing revolutionary chaos in Germany, the Polish community in the Greater Poland did not give up, however, and chose their own representation: the High People's Council. Poles had their own military formations: the People's Guard and the Service and Security Guard. Military training was also started in the 'nests' of the Polish Gymnastic Society 'Falcon'. Alongside independist organisations such as the Polish Military Organisation in the Prussian partition more and more numerous independent storm groups operated. ...

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