Silesian Uprisings 
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: 2011-09-07
Issue price: 2 pln
Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
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In 1918 the newly restored Polish state grappled with numerous
problems, one of them being the fluid character of Poland’s borders.
Their final shape had to be either negotiated or established by
force, whereby diplomatic demands had to be supported with armed
action. Such is the background to the three Silesian uprisings. Upper Silesia was a remarkable part of the German state – most
of its inhabitants spoke Polish, or rather a local dialect of the
language. This, however, did not unequivocally determine their
nationality. The national identity of Upper Silesians kept tending,
alternately, towards the Polish or the German element.
Germany’s defeat in World War I and the surge of revolutionary sentiment in its wake left a deep mark on Upper Silesia. ...