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Henry Valois – Treasures of King Stanislaw August
Генрих Валуа. Сокровища короля Станислава Августа
Presented by
Narodowy Bank Polski
Nominal value
500 zloty
Gold 999,9°
Production quality
Standard, ultra-high relief
Obverse designer and inscriptions on the reverse: Robert Kotowicz Revers designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Mint of Poland
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: at the bottom, the image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland, flanked by the notation of the year of issue: 20-18. Along the rim, an inscription: «RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA» and an inscription: «500 ZŁ». Centrally, an inscription: «HENRICI II. / FRANCORUM / REGIS TERTIOGENITUS, / ELECT: A.D. 1573. CORON: / A.D. 1574. D. 21. FEBR: VIX / COMPLETIS IN POLONIA / QUINQUE MENSIBUS, ABIIT IN / GALLIAM AD CAPESSENDUM / ILLUD REGNUM, MORTE / CAROLI IX. FRATRIS / ORBATUM, TRUCIDATUS / A.D. 1589. AETAT». 

Reverse: centrally, a stylized image of the bust of Henry Valois (in profile), wearing a small hat decorated with feathers pinned with a brooch and an earring, dressed in a kaftan with a lace collar and a coat, with the Order of Saint Michael on a ribbon. At the top, a semi-circular inscription: «HENRICUS VALESIUS. At the bottom, a signature: I.I.REICHEL.F».
A brief annotation
Treasures of King Stanislaw August – replicates the famous 18th century medallic series with the images of the kings of Poland, which was struck on the order of Stanisław August Poniatowski.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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