John III Sobieski 
John III Sobieski
Face value: 50 pln
Alloy: 999/1000 Ag
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Mintage: 5000 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * JAN III SOBIESKI *
Date of issue: 2022-02-09
Issue price: 850 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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The twentieth coin of the series shows John III Sobieski of the Janina coat of arms, the Grand Hetman of the Crown,
elected king after the victory of Chocim in May 1674 and crowned on 2 February 1676. He gained fame in Europe
after the victory at Vienna and is considered one of the greatest commanders and rulers in the history of Poland.
He had reform plans regarding foreign and domestic policy and he wanted to secure the succession of his eldest
son James (Jakub) to the Polish throne.
The reverse of the coin features a bust of the king (according to a painting by Marcello Bacciarelli), transferred from a medal, facing right, with Sarmatian-style shaved hair and abundant moustache, in a laurel wreath; in armour with a lion epaulette and a fur-lined cloak, ...