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Lublin. It was supposed to be a gift, in the parcel from Ukraine they found 17th-century coins

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According to the declaration, the package was supposed to contain a gift. Inside, the officers of the National Revenue Administration from Lublin found 51 copper coins from the reign of King John II Casimir Vasa. They were called boratines. It is from them that the term “bad penny” comes from. These coins – made of copper – were of low value.

Coins a few days ago they found in a mail from Ukraine officers of the Lublin National Revenue Administration.

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51 coins foundTax Administration Chamber in Lublin

– According to the declaration, the package was supposed to contain a gift, and there were 17th-century coins – informs the senior accountant Justyna Pasieczyńska, spokeswoman for the head of the National Revenue Administration.

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Copper coins Tax Administration Chamber in Lublin

“High fines” for “unlawful” introduction of shillings

He adds that the case is being handled by the Lublin Customs and Tax Office in Biała Podlaska. He also reminds that the illegal introduction of cultural goods from a non-EU country into the territory of the Republic of Poland “is punishable by high penalties”.

– The secured numismatics are the so-called borates – copper shillings from the reign of John II Casimir Vasa. They owe their name to Tytus Liwiusz Boratini, then manager of the Kraków mint, describes the spokeswoman.

As he reports, the coins found in the shipment were minted in the years 1659-1667 in very large quantities. – Due to the fact that they were made of copper and not silver, they were of low value. The saying “bad penny” also comes from them – she recalled.

Boratynki were minted during the reign of King John II Casimir VasaTax Administration Chamber in Lublin

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