Poland 1996 20 zlotych Y-312
"POLEN, Republik 20 Zloty 1996. FDC aus Polierter Platte. (republic of Poland, twenty zloty of 1996, proof.)"Poland obtained her freedom in the early 1990's with the fall of the Berlin Wall but the new government found the treasury as empty as before. NCLT's ("Non Circulating Legal Tender" coinage) were issued in a bewildering array to help stem the flow. This one, one of three silver twenty zlotych issued in 1996, honors the hedgehog.
Recorded mintage: 18,000.
Specification: 31.1 g, .925 fine silver, this specimen 31.03 g.
Catalog reference: KM Y-312.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.