Sigismund Augustus 
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 * ZYGMUNT AUGUST *
Date of issue: 2017-12-07
Issue price: 12500 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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The thirteenth coin of the series depicts Sigismund-Augustus, the son of Sigismund the Elder and Bona Sforza
d’Aragona, from 1529 the last independent Grand Duke of Lithuania, the King of Poland formally crowned in 1530
(vivente rege election of 1529) and reigning from 1548, following the death of his father. He was the last king from
the male line of the Jagiellonian dynasty. He acquired Livonia as a fief and joined Poland and Lithuania in a union;
he was distinguished by his tolerant attitude in matters of faith, he cared about the prestige of the state and was
a patron of the arts.
The reverse of the coin presents the bust of the king transferred from a medal (based on a painting by Marcello Bacciarelli), in profile facing right, with a mustache and a split ...