Central Industrial District [5]

The Central Industrial District

Subject: Discover Poland
Face value: 5 pln
Alloy: (MN25/CuAl6Ni2) MN
Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 6.54 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1200000 pcs
On the edge: irregularly milled; on the side an inscription: NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180°, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2017-11-15
Issue price: 5 pln
An image of the seat of the Management Board of the Southern Plant (the initial name for the Stalowa Wola Steel Works) designed in the art déco style; the sawtooth roof of the factory shop of the Radio and Telecommunications Plant in Poniatowa; factory chimneys and a graphic art motif from the staircase of a block of flats at a housing estate of the Polish Aircraft Company workers in Mielec, also a COP investment.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
In the central part of the coin – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below it – mint mark: m/w, year of issue: 2017. Along the rim on a separate ring – face value: 5 ZŁOTYCH (5 zloty), issuing country: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland).

Designer: Dobrochna Surajewska

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The Central Industrial District

The Central Industrial District (Polish acronym: COP) was the biggest economic endeavour to take place in the Second Polish Republic. It was carried out in 1936-1939 by civilian and military Domestic Planning Offices, according to the ideas of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Treasury, Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. The investment plan covered the territories of four provinces centred around the cities of Kielce, Krakow, Lublin and Lvov (i.e. over 15 per cent of Poland’s territory inhabited by 18 per cent of its population). Altogether this area encompassed almost 60,000 square kilometres and 6 million people, most of them dwelling in poor, overpopulated villages, and in need of employment.

The COP plan consisted in joining under the state’s umbrella ...

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