Commemorative Coins of Poland

Commemorative coins in Poland are special coins minted by the Polish Mint and issued by the National Bank of Poland (the only issuer of the Polish coins ). Each year several collector and commemorative coins are minted to mark political, historical, scientific, cultural, sporting, humanitarian and other similar events of general importance to Poland or with wider international significance. The material used for production of the commemorative coins is usually alloy of silver Ag 925, gold Au 900 or pure gold Au 999,9. Most of the commemorative coins have their equivalents in occasional coins of common use, minted from special brass called “Nordic Gold”.

The following table shows the number of coins minted per year. In the first section, the coins are grouped by the metal used, while in the second section they are grouped by their face value.

Year Issues By metal By face value
Gold Silver 200 zł 100 zł 50 zł 37 zł 30 zł 25 zł 20 zł 10 zł
2000 17 7 10 4 3 2 8
2001 16 6 10 3 3 4 6
2002 12 4 8 1 3 3 5
2003 16 6 10 2 4 4 6
2004 19 5 14 3 2 5 9
2005 22 8 14 5 3 3 11
2006 18 5 13 3 2 4 9
2007 16 5 11 4 1 3 8
2008 22 9 13 6 2 1 4 9
2009 24 7 17 4 1 1 1 4 13
2010 22 7 15 3 2 - - 1 1 4 11
Coins were minted No coins were minted Scheduled to be minted

As a result of inflation in the early 1990s, the currency underwent redenomination. Thus, on 1 January 1995, 10 000 old złotych (PLZ) became one new złoty (PLN). The following list presents commemorative coins since Polish zloty denomination:

  • Coins issued in 1995
  • Coins issued in 1996
  • Coins issued in 1997
  • Coins issued in 1998
  • Coins issued in 1999
  • Coins issued in 2000
  • Coins issued in 2001
  • Coins issued in 2002
  • Coins issued in 2003
  • Coins issued in 2004
  • Coins issued in 2005
  • Coins issued in 2006
  • Coins issued in 2007
  • Coins issued in 2008
  • Coins issued in 2009
  • Coins issued in 2010

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