ORP Piorun [2]

Piorun 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: 2012-12-12
Issue price: 2 pln
Centrally, against the background of the sea, a stylised image of the ORP „Piorun”, a destroyer from World War 2. Above the ship, an inscription: NISZCZYCIEL (Destroyer) / ”PIORUN”.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
Image of the 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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Destroyer „Piorun”

ORP Piorun [Thunderbolt] was a British N-class destroyer built in 1939–1940 in John Brown Co. shipyard in Clydebank. On 5 November 1940, British Admiralty transferred the ship to the Polish Navy as a replacement for the destroyer ORP Grom [Thunder], which had been lost during the Battle of Narvik. Before the transfer, ORP Piorun had been called HMS Nerissa. After her crew completed the training, Piorun was patrolling the British waters and escorting Atlantic convoys. In January 1941 she joined a squadron searching for German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on the Northern Atlantic. In March, while stationed in Glasgow, she took part in rescuing the crew of the Duke of York battleship, which had been shelled during an air raid. In the same month Piorun ...

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