Polish under ground state [10]

70th anniversary of creating the Polish underground state

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 50000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2009-12-14
Issue price: 65 pln
On the left-hand side a stylised bust of Major General Stefan Rowecki. Against its background, a stylised image of a fragment of the Fighting Poland emblem. Diagonally, a stylised image of an insurgent armband with the inscriptions: SZP ZWZ AK (Polish Victory Service, Union of Armed Struggle, Home Army) and 1939/1945. Below the inscriptions: GEN. DYW. (Major General) MICHAŁ/ KARASZEWICZ-TOKARZEWSKI TORWID/ GEN. DYW. (Major General) TADEUSZ KOMOROWSKI BÓR/GEN. BRYG. (Brigadier) LEOPOLD OKULICKI/ NIEDŹWIADEK In the rim, an inscription, GEN. DYW. (Major General) STEFAN ROWECKI GROT POLSKIE PAŃSTWO PODZIEMNE (The Polish Underground State).

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
On the left-hand side at the top, an image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 10 ZŁ. By the Eagle, against the background of a stylised image of an insurgent armband, an image of the Fighting Poland emblem, with the inscriptions: DELEGA-/ TURA RZĄDU/NA KRAJ KWP /KWC WACH-/LARZ AKCJAV1 V2 /BURZA /AKCJA OSTRA/BRAMA WALKA/ CYWILNA/BIP /ŻEGOTA /KEDYW /27 WO-/ŁYŃSKA/DYWIZJA PIECHOTY AK /POWSTANIE WARSZAWSKIE / 44 SZP ZWZ AK (Government Delegation for Poland, Polish Victory Service, Directorate of Underground Resistance, Directorate of Civil Resistance, Folding Fan, Operation V1, V2, Operation Tempest, Operation Gate of Dawn, Civil Resistance, Bureau of Information and Propaganda, Polish Council for Aid to Jews (Żegota), Directorate of Sabotage and Diversion KEDYW, 27th Volhynia Infantry Division of the Home Army, Warsaw Uprising, 44 Polish Victory Service, Union of Armed Struggle, Home Army) and on the left arm of the anchor, in inscription: 19/39, on the right arm of the anchor, in inscription: 19/45. At the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland) 2009. The mint?s mark: M/W, under the Eagle?s left leg.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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70th anniversary of creating the Polish underground state

The Polish Victory Service (in Polish: Służba Zwycięstwu Polski) was formed in the besieged Warsaw on 27 September 1939. The organization was an embryo of the subsequently developed Polish underground state. As spelled out by its founders, one military and civilian underground organization should channel all the effort of the Polish people in pursuit of independence. Brigadier General Michał Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski (pseudonym 'Torwid') was appointed its commander-in-chief, with Stefan Starzyński - remembered for his heroic stance as the City Mayor during the siege - acting as his deputy and Civilian Commissioner. Following Starzyński's arrest (on 27 October 1939), this latter post fell to Mieczysław Niedziałkowski - a representative of the Polish Socialist ...

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