September '39 Wieluń [10]

September 1939 - Wieluń

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: no
Date of issue: 2009-08-28
Issue price: 58 pln
Stylized images of three Junkers planes against the background of clouds and falling bombs. Among the clouds, a stylized image of the Town Hall with the Cracow Gate in Wieluń. At the top, the semicircular inscription: WIELUŃ - 1 WRZEŚNIA 1939 (Wieluń - 1 September 1939).

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, a stylized image of the territory of the Republic of Poland with its borders as of 1 September 1939. In the middle of the territory, a stylized image of a crack. On the left-hand size, an arrow with the symbol of swastika, on the right-hand side, an arrow with the hammer and sickle both pointing at the territory of the Republic of Poland symbolizing German and Russian invasion. Below the arrows, the dates: 01.09.1939 and 17.09.1939. In the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland) and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. At the bottom, the inscription: 10 ZŁ. The Mint's mark, M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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September 1939 - Warszawa, Wieluń, Westerplatte

The outbreak of World War II was tragic in its consequences for Poland - it led to complete destruction of the Polish state reborn in 1918. On 1 September 1939, Poland was militarily confronted with a powerful war machine of the Third Reich, and, on 17 September, also with the forces of Poland's eastern neighbour - the Soviet Russia. The disproportion in military strength was enormous. Despite the dedication of Polish soldiers and patriotic attitude of the people, the defeat was inevitable. The relief forces of France and Great Britain, Poland's allies, did not come.

In this situation, as many soldiers as possible were evacuated through Romania to France and Great Britain in order to continue the fight.

Poland had to face five long years ...

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