Kraków [2]


Subject: Cities in Poland
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: 2011-11-14
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, a stylised image of the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Cracow. At the top, an inscription: KLASZTOR/ PAULINÓW/ NA SKAŁCE/ KRAKÓW (Pauline Monastery of Skałka in Cracow). At the bottom a stylised water reflection of a fragment of the Basilica.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
An image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-11; below 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, on the right-hand side.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Pauline Monastery in Skałka in Cracow

The Cracow Skałka is a Baroque sanctuary, comprising the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel with the crypt for the “Nationally Meritorius” citizens, the Pauline monastery and the Saint Stanislaus pond. The present look of the compound is an effect of a number of architectural modifications effected throughout the centuries. The first records of the Romanesque rotunda on that place date back to the 10th century. According to historical evidence and the findings of archeological excavations, in the times when Christianity was making the first inroads into the Polish land, an enclosed settlement might have stood there on the rocky hillock on the left bank of the Vistula river, including a church constructed on the site previously associated with pagan cults. ...

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