Polish horse [2]

Polish horse (Equus caballus gmelini)

Subject: Animals of the World
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: 2014-02-24
Issue price: 2 pln
The reverse depicts an adult representative of the breed galloping on nature. Along the rim – the colloquial name of the breed: TARPAN, and the official name of the breed in Polish and Latin as follows: KONIK POLSKI, Equus caballus gmelini.

Designer: Tadeusz Tchórzewski
In the central part of the coin – an image of an eagle from the coat of arms of the Republic of Poland. On the right and on the left – an inscription divided in two halves: 2014 (the year of issue). Along the rim – inscriptions: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), ZŁ 2 Zł (the face value).

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Polish konik

Polish konik is sometimes also called the tarpan, since among all contemporary breeds of horses this one is the most closely related to wild tarpans, which were quite frequent in Polish forests in the Middle Ages. The latter species became gradually extirpated, some horses were captured and cross-bred with other breeds. In the late 18th century, last tarpans were placed in the menagerie at the estate of Zamojski family. The success of the breeding of Polish konik is largely attributed to Professor Tadeusz Vetulani, who was also the author of the name for the breed. Following his initiative, “The Reserve of Polish Konik of the Type of Forest Tarpan” was established at Białowieża in 1936. The breed was obtained by the regressive breeding of horses with dominant ...

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