Cichociemni Paratroopers [10]

75th Anniversary of the First Drop of the Cichociemni Paratroopers

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 15000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2016-02-16
Issue price: 120 pln
In the central part of the coin – Parachuting Sign with the emblem of the Polish Underground State (relief). In the background – 316 birds symbolizing 316 soldiers secretly parachuted into German-occupied Poland (microprinting). Along the rim – decorative pattern alluding to the shape of an opened parachute canopy; name of the coin in Polish – 75. ROCZNICA PIERWSZEGO ZRZUTU CICHOCIEMNYCH (75th Anniversary of the First Drop of the Cichociemni Paratroopers); 3 birds symbolizing first 3 soldiers who in 1941 took part in the special parachute deployment.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
In the central part of the coin – image of a landing paratrooper. Along the rim – decorative pattern alluding to the shape of an opened parachute canopy. In the background, on a proof surface – radiantly spreading lines symbolizing the shroud lines of a parachute. Right-hand – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the left talon of the eagle – mint mark: m/w. Along the rim – issuing country: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), year of issue: 2016, face value: 10 ZŁ.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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75th Anniversary of the First Drop of the Cichociemni Paratroopers

The first group of the Cichociemni (Silent Unseen) – the soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces trained in the United Kingdom and redeployed into the territory of occupied Poland as support for the cadre of the Union of Armed Struggle (ZWZ), later to become the Home Army (AK) – lands on the territory of occupied Poland in the night of 15 and 16 February 1941. This is, at the same time, the first redeployment of paratroopers from the United Kingdom to the Continent. The operation, known under the cryptonym “Adolphus”, is experimental – the goal is to achieve maximum efficiency while minimizing the losses. The drop is planned at a post situated 7.5 km south of Włoszczowa. By mistake the plane drops the paratroopers in the Cieszyn area, just outside the village of Dębowiec ...

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