John Albert 
Face value: 500 pln
Alloy: 999.9/1000 Au
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Mintage: 600 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * JAN OLBRACHT *
Date of issue: 2016-06-14
Issue price: 12000 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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The tenth coin of the series portrays John Albert, the third son of Casimir Jagiellon, King of Poland from 1492, Duke
of Głogów until 1498, ineffectively elected King of Hungary in 1490. His brief reign was difficult and tarnished by
the defeat in Bukovina. During this period the Polish-Lithuanian personal union was suspended (the Grand Duke’s
throne in Lithuania was taken over by his brother Alexander).
The medallic bust of the king in profile turned to the right (modelled on a portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli) bears a resemblance to the facial features sculpted on the Gothic-Renaissance tomb in Wawel Cathedral. On the medal, the king is shown wearing a kalpack with an ostrich feather; over his coat he is wearing a gold chain with a medallion.