Uhlan of the Second RP [2]

Uhlan of the Second Republic of Poland

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
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: 2011-07-15
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, against a stylised pennant, stylised image of a mounted uhlan wielding a lance. Above, semicircular inscription: UŁAN II RZECZYPOSPOLITE J (Uhlan of the 2nd Republic).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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: 20-11; under the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Along 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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Uhlan of the Second Republic of Poland

In the armed forces of the 2nd Polish Republic cavalry was beside infantry and artillery one the three main branches of the armed forces. Its beginnings are related to the revival of the Polish State in the autumn of 1918. First cavalry units were formed from Polish units fighting at various fronts of the 1st World War. Formally, cavalry was divided into uhlans, cheveux-legers (as a reference to the tradition of Polish Legions) and mounted rifle regiments. In 1918–1921 cavalry actively participated in the fighting for the establishment of the frontiers of the Polish state. During the Polish-Bolshevik war, it achieved many victories, e.g. on 31 August 1920 at Komarów, in the last great cavalry battle in the world’s military history, it defeated the units of ...

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