Uhlan of the Second RP [200]

Uhlan of the Second Republic of Poland

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 5000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2011-07-15
Issue price: 2148 pln
In the centre, against the background of stylised silhouettes of mounted uhlans, a stylised image of a mounted uhlan holding a sabre. Above, semicircular inscription: UŁAN II RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ (Uhlan of the 2nd Polish Republic).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
In the upper part of the field, image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Above the Eagle, semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). At the sides of the Eagle, notation of the year of issue: 20-11. Under the Eagle, on the right, inscription: 200/ZŁ. Below, stylised images of: a sabre with the inscription “Honor i Ojczyzna” (Honour and the Motherland) and a fragment of a lance. Under the Eagle’s left leg, the Mint’s mark, M/W.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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Uhlan of the Second Republic of Poland

In the armed forces of the 2nd Polish Republic cavalry was beside infantry and artillery one the three main branches of the armed forces. Its beginnings are related to the revival of the Polish State in the autumn of 1918. First cavalry units were formed from Polish units fighting at various fronts of the 1st World War. Formally, cavalry was divided into uhlans, cheveux-legers (as a reference to the tradition of Polish Legions) and mounted rifle regiments. In 1918–1921 cavalry actively participated in the fighting for the establishment of the frontiers of the Polish state. During the Polish-Bolshevik war, it achieved many victories, e.g. on 31 August 1920 at Komarów, in the last great cavalry battle in the world’s military history, it defeated the units of ...

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