Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński [10]

65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising: Warsaw poets Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 100000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: Au plated
Date of issue: 2009-07-24
Issue price: 72 pln
In the centre, against the background of a stylised image of flames, a stylised bust of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński with a badge of 'Agricola' pinned to his jacket. At the top, a semicircular inscription: KRZYSZTOF KAMIL BACZYŃSKI. On the right-hand side, an inscription: POECI/WARSZAWSCY (Warsaw Poets). At the bottom, on the right, against the background of a stylised image of sheets of paper, an excerpt from the poem 'Pocałunek' (A Kiss) by Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński: 'TRZEBA/NAM TERAZ/ UMIERAĆ/ BY POLSKA/ UMIAŁA/ ZNÓW/ ŻYĆ.' (we have to die now, so that Poland could live).

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland against the background of a stylised rift in a wall filled by flames. To the right of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 2009. Below, an inscription: 10 ZŁ. In the centre, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA/POLSKA (Republic of Poland). On the left and right, stylised silhouettes of burning buildings. In the rim, a circumscription: 65. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO (65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising). At the bottom, in a semicircular fashion, stylised images of sheets of paper, a book, a helmet and the Symbol of Fighting Poland, against the background of a stylised image of a brick wall fragment. The Mint's mark: M/W under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising: Warsaw poets Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński and Tadeusz Gajcy

Contrary to the Latin proverb: inter arma silent Musae (the muses are silent amongst war), during World War II a lot of young poets manifested their outstanding talents in the occupied Warsaw. Born between 1921'1922, highly gifted, they decided to fight, even though they knew they were facing death, like 'stones tossed onto the ramparts', as Słowacki, a great Polish romantic poet, once put it. The most brilliant ones were Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński and Tadeusz Gajcy. Both were born and died in Warsaw.

Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, who used the penname of Jan Bugaj, was born in 1921. He graduated from the famous Stefan Batory Secondary School in Warsaw in 1939 and intended to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1942 he became a student of Polish Philology ...

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