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20 Złotych small type

20 Złotych (small type) -  obverse20 Złotych (small type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Poland
Period Third Republic (1989-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1989-1990
Value 20 Złotych (20 PLZ)
Currency Third złoty (1949-1994)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-1995
References Y# 153.2,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
Par# 255,
Janusz Parchimowicz, Józef Aumiller, Wydawnictwo Nefryt; 2017. Katalog monet polskich obiegowych i kolekcjonerskich : od 1916. Wydawnictwo Nefryt, Szczecin, Poland. ISBN 9788387355852.
Schön# 184,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
Fischer Po# OB080
Adam Lanowy; 2010. Katalog monet polskich i z Polską związanych, XX i XIX wiek : monety koronne Stanisława Augusta Poniatowskiego. Fischer, Bytom. Poland. ISBN 9788388352966.

Obverse

The White Eagle, national coat of arms of Poland

Lettering:
POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA LUDOWA
mw
·1989·

Translation: Polish People`s Republic

Engraver: Stanisława Wątróbska-Frindt

Reverse

Value

Lettering:
20
ZŁOTYCH

Engraver: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Many of these coins are found with ground off edges, this was done by criminals to make them become indistinguishable from German one-mark coins (http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces846.html) to selling machines. One mark was about 7,000 zlotych in 1990.
See this German article in Der Spiegel: http://magazin.spiegel.de/EpubDelivery/spiegel/pdf/13489158

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1989 MW 95,974,000 0.22 0.15 0.27 0.35 1.10 0.73 62%
1989 MW 5,000 0.4% Proof
1990 MW 104,712,000 0.20 0.35 0.23 0.58 1.05 1.16 69%
1990 MW 5,000 1.0% Proof

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