Anna Walentynowicz [10]

90th Anniversary of the Birth of Anna Walentynowicz

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 12000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2019-09-20
Issue price: 130 pln
The reverse of the coin features the image of Walentynowicz, and three slogans – Courage, Modesty, Perseverance – which emphasize the principles she was guided by in her life and activity.

Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
The obverse of the coin features a fragment of the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 in Gdańsk. Walentynowicz was involved in the construction of the monument. The inscription ”Anna Solidarność” (Anna of Solidarity), placed below the fragment of the monument, is the heroine’s most popular nickname, which highlights her contribution to the rise of the Solidarity movement.

Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska

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90th Anniversary of the Birth of Anna Walentynowicz

Anna Walentynowicz (1929−2010) is one of the most important figures in Poland’s pursuit of independence of the 1980s. She hailed from the former Polish Eastern Borderlands and was born in Równe in Volhynia (now Ukraine) as Anna Lubczyk. Without her family nearby, she worked as a maid for a family of wealthy landowners, then ended up in the vicinity of Warsaw, and from there she went to Gdańsk. In Gdańsk, she found employment in the ”Amada” margarine factory and later worked in the Gdańsk Shipyard. She participated in the December 1970 strike and demonstrations. After they were put down, she found herself in the crosshairs of the Security Service.

In 1978, Walentynowicz joined the Free Trade Unions of the Coast. She distributed an underground news-sheet ...

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