Return of part of Upper Silesia [10]

100th Anniversary of the Return of a Part of Upper Silesia to Poland

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 10000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2022-06-09
Issue price: 170 pln
The reverse of the coin depicts a triumphal gate in Królewska Huta (presently Chorzów) prepared for the reception of the Polish Army (on 23 June 1922). It was constructed by Silesian uprising insurgent Antoni Kopieczny. The initials of Wojciech Korfany and Józej Piłsudski as well as the symbols of mining and metallurgy can be seen over the main arch.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
On the obverse, the borders of Upper Silesia are reproduced. By the decision of the League of Nations and Conference of Ambassadors, in October 1921 Upper Silesia became part of the Second Republic of Poland.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec

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100th Anniversary of the Return of a Part of Upper Silesia to Poland

On 5 July 1921, following several days’ long negotiations, a truce was called, thus ending the Third Silesian Uprising, one of Poland’s victorious national spurts. Another round of long talks started to discuss the boundary lines and only in October 1921, by decision of the League of Nations and Conference of Ambassadors, the disputed land was ultimately divided between Poland and Germany. Poland received a territorially smaller albeit more industralised area, including approximately half of Upper Silesian metalworks and two thirds of hard coal mines.

On 15 June 1922, the Inter-Allied Commission notified the governments of Poland and Germany that they should take over the lands of Upper Silesia awarded to them within a month. Parties to the conflict ...

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