Tadeusz Gajcy [10]

65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising: Warsaw poets Tadeusz Gajcy

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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, a stylised image of a bust of Tadeusz Gajcy in profile. On the right, an outline of a fragment of a rifle. At the top, a semicircular inscription: TADEUSZ GAJCY. At the bottom, in the background of a stylised image of a sheet of paper, an inscription: POECI/ WARSZAWSCY (Warsaw Poets). On the left, a fragment of a stylised image of the Symbol of Fighting Poland.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. To the right of the Eagle, an inscription: 10 ZŁ. Under the inscription, the notation of the year of issue: 2009. To the left of the Eagle, a stylised image of burning buildings and an explosion in front of them. Under the Eagle, a stylised image of the national flag of the Republic of Poland above a collapsed brick wall. Against the background of the wall, an excerpt of the poem ?Do potomnego? by Tadeusz Gajcy: ??IDĘ PRZEZ POWIETRZE, A ZA MNĄ MIASTO MOJE IDZIE? (I walk through the air, and my city walks with me). At the top, a semicircular inscription: 65. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO (65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising). At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). 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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