The collector’s banknote with the former President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, is to be put into circulation in November. The banknote will include, among others, the cranes of the Gdańsk Shipyard and the building of the Warsaw Uprising Museum – as follows from the banner that hung on the building of the National Bank of Poland.
President of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapiński in April this year he officially accepted and solemnly signed the pattern collector’s banknote “Lech Kaczyński. It’s worth being a Pole” with a face value of 20 zlotys.
The banner on the NBP building in Warsaw shows that apart from the image of Lech Kaczyński, the Presidential Palace will also appear on the obverse of the banknote. On the reverse of the banknote, on the other hand, there are to be cranes of the Gdańsk Shipyard, the building of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the victoria’s gesture, i.e. the symbol of victory.
The NBP planned the issue of the banknote on November 9, 2021 with a circulation of up to 80,000.
Narodowy Bank Polski has the exclusive right to issue coins and banknotes in Poland. All currency issued by the NBP – including collector’s – are legal tender in Poland.
Lech Kaczyński was born on June 18, 1949. Lawyer, activist of the democratic opposition, participant in the Round Table talks, 1st vice-chairman of NSZZ “Solidarność” (1990-1991), parliamentarian, minister of state for national security in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland (1991), president of the Supreme Chamber of Control (1992-1995), minister of justice ( 2000-2001); co-founder and president of the Law and Justice party (2001-2003); Mayor of Warsaw (2002-2005), co-founder of the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
In 2005, he was elected the President of the Republic of Poland. He died on April 10, 2010 in a plane crash near Smolensk, which he traveled to the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre; along with him, his wife and 94 people died, including many representatives of the Polish political, military and church elites as well as those who cherish the memory of the Katyn massacre.
Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter, tvnwarszawa.pl