ORP Błyskawica [2]

Błyskawica Destroyer

Subject: Polish Ships
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: 2012-04-26
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, stylised image of Warship of the Republic of Poland “Blyskawica”, a destroyer from the time of World War II. Below, against the background of the sea, stylised image of the Order of Virtuti Militari awarded to the ship. At the top, on the left, inscription: NISZCZYCIEL/”BŁYSKAWICA”. (Destroyer/”Błyskawica”).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
Image of an Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, notation of the year of issue: 20-12; below the Eagle, inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Surrounding, inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. Under the Eagle, on the right, the Mint’s mark: M/W.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Błyskawica - The Polish Navy Destroyer

ORP “Błyskawica” (Warship of the Republic of Poland “Lightning”) was a vessel in the Navy of the Second Republic of Poland which served during World War II and, following her return home and participation in training activities, became a museum ship. She is a symbol of the continuity of the Polish Navy and its traditions. This famous warship, nowadays open to the public, has the Navy’s signs and symbols on permanent display and provides the public with an opportunity to witness certain elements of the maritime ceremonial and to meet some of the marine corps officers.

“Błyskawica” was built for the Polish Navy in 1935–1937 by the British shipyard of John Samuel White & Company Ltd. Shipbuilders and Engineers in Cowes, on the Isle of ...

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