Tatra Mountain Volunt. Rescue [100]

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

Subject: no
Face value: 100 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 8 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 10000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: angle effect
Date of issue: 2009-09-24
Issue price: 982 pln
At the bottom, a stylized image of Mięguszowieckie Szczyty and Cubryna, against their background the inscription: 100. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA [THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT]. Above Mięguszowieckie Szczyty and Cubryna an outline of the peaks of Mnich, Cubryna and Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki. At the back, the outline of Niżne Rysy, Rysy and Żabi Koń. At the top, depending on the angle of viewing, stylized images of two helicopters. In the rim, the inscription: TATRZAŃSKIEGO OCHOTNICZEGO POGOTOWIA RATUNKOWEGO [OF THE TATRA MOUNTAIN VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE].

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
On the left-hand side, an image of the Eagle, established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Underneath, the inscription: 100 ZŁ. On the right side of the Eagle, a stylised image of the silhouette of Mariusz Zaruski. Against the background, a stylised outline of the peaks of Cubryna and Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki. At the top, the semicircular inscription: MARIUSZ ZARUSKI. At the bottom, in the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND] and the notation of the year of issue: 2009. 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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