Louis the Great 
Louis the Great
Face value: 500 pln
Alloy: 999.9/1000 Au
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Mintage: 750 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * LUDWIK WĘGIERSKI *
Date of issue: 2014-09-10
Issue price: 11750 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Urszula Walerzak
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The fifth coin of the series commemorates Louis I from the French Angevin dynasty (d’Anjou), son of Charles Robert
and Elizabeth of Poland. Louis was King of Hungary from 1342, and in 1370 – under previously made arrangements
regarding the succession of the Angevins to the Polish throne in the event there were no male descendants of
Casimir the Great – he became King of Poland.
The medallic image of Louis, bearing resemblance to the portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli, shows the right profile of the king, with a beard, wearing a robe with rosettes and a buckled coat. He has an ornamental crown on his head, different than the one in the portrait.
The medal’s reverse reads in translation (on the coin’s obverse in an abbreviated version): From ...