Silesian Uprisings [2]

Silesian Uprisings

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 800000 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: 2011-09-07
Issue price: 2 pln
Stylised images of Silesian insurgents. At the top, inscription: 1919 1920 1921. At the bottom, inscription: POWSTANIA/ ŚLĄSKIE.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
On the right, image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle, notation of the year of issue: 20-11, below the Eagle, inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Surrounding, inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. Below the Eagle, on the right, the Mint’s mark: M/W.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Silesian Uprisings

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. ...

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