Książ Castle in Wałbrzych [5]

The Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

Subject: Discover Poland
Face value: 5 pln
Alloy: (MN25/CuAl6Ni2) MN
Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 6.54 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 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: 2021-11-18
Issue price: 5 pln
The reverse of the coin shows a view of the Baroque part, and some of the Renaissance part of Książ Castle seen from the south-east. The 42-metre castle tower is also in view. The tower‘s lower part was constructed in medieval times, the mid part is the result of 18th-century construction work and the finial was part of the 1908-1923 remodelling of the castle.

Designer: Paweł Pietras
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: 2021. 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 Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

Książ Castle was erected between 1288 and 1292 by Bolko the Strict, the Duke of Świdnica and Jawor from the Piast dynasty, who at that point assumed the title Bolko dei gratia dux Slesie et dominus de Wrstenberc (by God’s grace, Duke of Silesia and Lord of Książ). The stronghold, raised in the heart of a thick forest, on a steep cliff surrounded on three sides by the Pełcznica river gorge, was of strategic significance and was considered “the key to Silesia”. It was given the name of the Duke’s Mountain (German: Fürstenberg). After the extinction of the Piast dynasty from the Świdnica-Jawor line in the second half of the 14th century, it became the property of the Czech kings. Later on, at the end of the 15th century, it came under the rule of the king of ...

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