Tatra Mountain Volunt. Rescue [10]

100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service

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: pad printing
Date of issue: 2009-09-24
Issue price: 69 pln
On the left-hand side, a stylized image of the bust of Mieczysław Karłowicz. Against the background, on the right-hand side, a stylized outline of the peak of Mały Kościelec and mounttainrange of Świnica. Underneath, the inscription: MIECZYSŁAW KARŁOWICZ. In the rim, the inscription: 100. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA TATRZAŃSKIEGO OCHOTNICZEGO POGOTOWIA RATUNKOWEGO [THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE].

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
At the bottom, on the right-hand side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the bottom, on the left side of the Eagle, notation of the year of issue: 2009. In the centre TOPR emblem - a blue cross against a white background with the inscription: -TATRZAŃSKIE-OCHOTNICZE-POGOTOWIERATUNKOWE - 1909 [THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE - 1909]. Below the cross, a twig of dwarf mountain pine. Underneath, the inscription: 10 ZŁ. Against the background, stylized fragments of ornamentation in the Polish highland style. At the bottom, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND]. The Mint's mark, M/W under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec

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100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service

The growing popularity of the Tatra Mountains and of the town of Zakopane in the second half of the 19th century contributed to the increase in the number of persons missing or seriously injured in the mountains. Emergency rescue service operations were becoming insufficient. In February 1909 Mieczysław Karłowicz and Mariusz Zaruski prepared the final version of an appeal to the public concerning the necessity of establishing the Tatra Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service (Tatrzańskie Ochotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe - TOPR). Karłowicz himself did not manage to sign the appeal, as he died in a snow avalanche at Mały Kościelec on 8 February 1909, during a solitary trip. The death of the young composer expedited the establishment of TOPR.

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