National Bank of Poland releases new coin

The National Bank of Poland (NBP) will introduce today a new two-zlotys collector’s coin in the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series.

The new coin to be minted in 1,100,000 pieces will commemorate the Polish town of Bielsko-Biala, south Poland, informs the Radio Information Agency (IAR).

The reverse shows the image of the Town Hall of the featured town and the obverse bears the image of the Polish white eagle, as well as a fragment of the town wall with an open gate.

A ceremony to promote the new coin will be held in Bielsko-Biala on Monday at noon.

The new two-zlotys collector’s coin will be available from all regional branches of the National Bank of Poland, the post office and selected numismatic shops across Poland.

The new coin commemorating Bielsko-Biala is the last in the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series. The first - devoted to the town of Gniezno - was minted in September 2005.

By April 2008, 32 Polish towns have been featured on the ‘Historic Polish Towns’ series collector’s coins. The selection was made by a team of historians chaired by Professor Henryk Samsonowicz. (mj)