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History of the Polish Cavalry – Chevau-Lègers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon I
История польской кавалерии – кавалерист гвардии императора Наполеона I
Presented by
National Bank of Poland
Nominal value
200 Zloty
Gold 900
10 500
Production quality
finish proof
Andrzej Nowakowski
Mint of Poland
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: On the left-hand side, at the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. To the right of the Eagle, at the top, the notation of the year of issue: 2010. Below the Eagle, on the left-hand side an inscription: 200/ZŁ. On the right-hand side, stylized images of parts of the Chevau-Léger’s uniform and gear: a lance with a pennant, a sabre, a carbine, a cartridge belt with an image of the Eagle, and a pistol. On the right-hand side, an outline of a cap with a cockade and a plume. The Mint’s mark: M/W, under the Eagle’s left leg. Reverse: In the centre, against a stylized fragment of an image of Chevau-Légers on horsebacks, a stylized image of a Chevau-Léger on horseback, holding a lance with a pennant. At the bottom, an inscription: SZWOLEŻER/GWARDII CESARZA/NAPOLEONA I (Chevau-Léger / of the Imperial Guard/ of Napoleon I). Below, a stylized image of the Eagle from the trumpet banner of the Chevau-Légers’ regiment.
A brief annotation
Since 2006, the National Bank of Poland has been issuing coins of the series “History of the Polish Cavalry”. The “Chevau-Lègers of the Guard of Napoleon I” is the fourth theme in the series.One of the main tasks of the Chevau-Lègers – apart from fighting in the battles – was to serve as personal guards of the Emperor.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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