ORP Dragon [2]

Dragon Light cruiser

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: 2012-10-18
Issue price: 2 pln
Centrally, a stylised image of the ORP [Ship of the Republic of Poland] “Dragon”, light battle cruiser from World War II era. Below the ship, an inscription: LEKKI KRĄŻOWNIK/ “DRAGON”[LIGHT BATTLE CRUISER/ “DRAGON“].

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
An image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. To either side of the Eagle the notation of the year of issue: 20-12, below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Following the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND], preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint mark, M/W, below the Eagle, on the right.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Light battle cruiser “Dragon”

Light battle cruiser “Dragon” was the first battle ship of this class, operated by the Polish navy. She was built in the years 1917- 1918 by the shipyard Scott’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Limited of Greenock for the British Royal Navy, as a prototype of the series of eight type ”D” light battle cruisers. These eight battle cruisers also included ORP [in Polish: Okręt Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej – Ship of the Republic of Poland] “Conrad”, the second Polish ship of this class.

During her service in the Royal Navy, the then HMS “Dragon” sailed almost all the seas and oceans. In the final year of World War I, the ship took part in patrols in the North Sea. The outbreak of World War II found the ship in Great Britain. Between ...

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