Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland against the background of a stylised rift in a wall filled by flames. To the right of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 2009. Below, an inscription: 10 ZŁ. In the centre, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA/POLSKA (Republic of Poland). On the left and right, stylised silhouettes of burning buildings. In the rim, a circumscription: 65. ROCZNICA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO (65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising). At the bottom, in a semicircular fashion, stylised images of sheets of paper, a book, a helmet and the Symbol of Fighting Poland, against the background of a stylised image of a brick wall fragment. The Mint’s mark: M/W under the Eagle’s left leg.
Reverse: In the centre, against the background of a stylised image of flames, a stylized bust of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński with a badge of "Agricola" pinned to his jacket. At the top, a semicircular inscription: KRZYSZTOF KAMIL BACZYŃSKI. On the right-hand side, an inscription: POECI/WARSZAWSCY (Warsaw Poets). At the bottom, on the right, against the background of a stylised image of sheets of paper, an excerpt from the poem "Pocałunek" (A Kiss) by Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński: "… RZEBA/NAM TERAZ/UMIERAĆ/BY POLSKA/UMIAŁA/ZNÓW/ŻYĆ." (we have to die now, so that Poland could live).