Smolensk 10.04.2010 
In Memory of the Victims of the 10 April 2010 Presidential Plane Crash in Smolensk
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Mintage: 800000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Date of issue: 2011-04-04
Issue price: 2 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
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The most tragic dates are not affected by the passing of time.
They become embedded in the minds of people even when they
morph into memory and then history left to next generations.
The day of 10 April 2010 will always be such a date. At 8.41 a.m.,
the government plane Tu-154M with the Polish delegation to mark the
70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre on board crashed at the Severny
airport near Smolensk. All 96 persons lost their lives in the crash.
The speed of today's dissemination of information allowed the whole world to know of the fatal crash by 12 CET, share the disbelief in the size of the tragedy, and witness the shock and pain of the Polish public that grew ever bigger as new pieces of information were pouring in. The ...