Silesian Uprisings [10]

Silesian Uprisings

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: 2011-09-07
Issue price: 92 pln
In the centre, stylized images of three Silesian insurgents, composed into the outline of the fragment of map of Silesia. From top downwards, descending inscriptions: 1921/1920/1919. Surrounding, inscription: POWSTANIA ŚLĄSKIE.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
In the centre, stylized fragment of a map of Silesia within the boundaries in accordance with the territorial demands presented after the 1921 plebiscite in Upper Silesia. Against the backdrop of the map, stylized fragment of Silesian landscape. On the right, image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, on the right, inscription: 10 ZŁ. At the bottom, against the map, notation of the year of issue: 2011. On the left and right of the map, semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. Below the Eagle, on the right, the Mint’s mark: M/W.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer

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Silesian Uprisings

In 1918 the newly restored Polish state grappled with numerous problems, one of them being the fluid character of Poland’s borders. Their final shape had to be either negotiated or established by force, whereby diplomatic demands had to be supported with armed action. Such is the background to the three Silesian uprisings. Upper Silesia was a remarkable part of the German state – most of its inhabitants spoke Polish, or rather a local dialect of the language. This, however, did not unequivocally determine their nationality. The national identity of Upper Silesians kept tending, alternately, towards the Polish or the German element.

Germany’s defeat in World War I and the surge of revolutionary sentiment in its wake left a deep mark on Upper Silesia. ...

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