Olympic Games in Turin
A new series of the NBP coins
On Tuesday, 24 January 2006, the National Bank of Poland will put into circulation four coins commemorating the 20th Winter Olympic Games in Turin: a gold coin of face value of 200 zł, two silver coins of face value of 10 zł and a two złoty coin made of the Nordic Gold alloy. The gold coin and one of the silver coins have been minted with the use of the angle effect.
The reverse of the gold coin presents an image of a ski jumper and the Olympic torch. The obverse is a stylized jumping hill, on the background of which an inscription, TURYN 2006 or a snowflake is visible, depending on the angle of view. The coin has been struck in proof finish with the mintage of 7 thousand pieces.
The reverse of the silver coin with angle effect presents a stylized image of a female figure skater and on the left-hand side an inscription, TURYN or 2006, depending on the angle of view. On the obverse a couple of figure skaters is visible. The mintage of this coin is 72 thousand pieces. The second silver coin has a stylized image of a snowboarder, both on the obverse and reverse. It has been struck in proof finish with the mintage of 71.400 pieces.
The 2 złoty coin made in the Nordic Gold alloy has been struck in the standard finish in the amount of a million and two hundred thousand pieces. The reverse of the coin presents two biathlonists: a running and a shooting one, as well as a fragment of a stylized shooting target. The coins have been designed by Robert Kotowicz.
The coins will be available for purchase from 24 January 2006 in all regional branches of the NBP.
All coins issued by the NBP are legal tender in Poland.