Jan Karski [2]

Centenary of the birth of Jan Karski

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 700000 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: 2014-04-24
Issue price: 2 pln
The reverse shows an image of Jan Karski. On the right side of the coin – the dates of birth and death of the activist: 1914-2000. At the bottom – a signature of Karski.

Designer: Sebastian Mikołajczak
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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Jan Karski (1914–2000)

Jan Kozielewski went down in history under the alias of Jan Karski. He was a talented son of a craftsman from Łódź, member of the Sodality of Our Lady. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Diplomacy at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lvov. After the outbreak of World War II he was first in Soviet and later in German captivity. He managed to escape from both and at the end of 1939 he went underground. Due to his knowledge of foreign languages, physical fitness and qualifications he was entrusted with the role of emissary of the Polish Underground State.

During one of the missions, Karski was captured by the Gestapo in Slovakia but was rescued by members of the underground when staying in hospital in Nowy Sącz. In autumn 1942, Karski entered ...

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