Napoleon's Chevau-Légers [200]

Chevau-Légers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon I

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 10500 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2010-03-03
Issue price: 2087 pln
In the centre, against a stylized fragment of an image of Chevau-Légers on horsebacks, a stylized image of a Chevau-Léger on horseback, holding a lance with a pennant. At the bottom, an inscription: SZWOLEŻER/GWARDII CESARZA/ NAPOLEONA I (Chevau-Léger / of the Imperial Guard/ of Napoleon I). Below, a stylized image of the Eagle from the trumpet banner of the Chevau-Légers' regiment.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
On the left-hand side, at the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. To the right of the Eagle, at the top, the notation of the year of issue: 2010. Below the Eagle, on the left-hand side an inscription: 200/ZŁ. On the right-hand side, stylized images of parts of the Chevau-Léger's uniform and gear: a lance with a pennant, a sabre, a carbine, a cartridge belt with an image of the Eagle, and a pistol. On the right-hand side, an outline of a cap with a cockade and a plume. The Mint's mark: M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski

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Chevau-Légers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon I

At the beginning of the 19th century, the fortunes of the Polish soldier were intertwined with the history of the Napoleonic France. Poles vested their hopes to regain independence in Napoleon and saw the only chance to make their plans come true by joining his military campaigns. On the wave of this sentiment a very special military formation was created - the Polish 1st Regiment of Chevau-Léger of the Imperial Guard (Régiment de Chevau-Légers Polonais de la Garde Impériale), unit composed of Poles, yet being part of the Napoleon's Army, financed by the Emperor's Treasury. On 6 April 1807 in Finckenstein (Kamieniec Suski) Napoleon issued a decree on establishing the Regiment. Warsaw was designated as the place of the Regiment's formation and its first military excercises. ...

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