Dated 08 STYCZNIA 2009 (08.01.2009), the front features a portrait of Julius Slowacki and a view of the Krzemieniec chalet in Ukraine where the poet was born. The back of the note depicts the portion of the reproduction of the poem “Sedation” and Sigismund III Vasa at Castle Square in Warsaw, and profiles of flying cranes.
The note is protected by a watermark of the poet’s face and a registration device in the form of a pen inkwell. The note was designed by Maciej Kopecki and engraved by Przemyslaw Krajewski.
This is the third commemorative banknote from Poland.
BNP814 (P180): 20 złotych (US$5.00)
Brown. Front: Polish text; quill and inkwell; Krzemieniec chalet in Ukraine; coat of arms with crowned eagle; poet Julius Slowacki. Back: Polish text; flying cranes birds; statue of Sigismund III Vasa at Castle Square in Warsaw; handwritten poem “Sedation.” Solid security thread with microprinted 20 Zł. Watermark: Julius Slowacki. Printer: PWPW S.A. 138 x 69 mm. Paper.
a. 8 STYCZNIA 2009. Sig. 15: Skrzypek/Nowosielska.
Prefix JS. Intro: 23.09.2009.
Courtesy of Leszek Porowski and Krzysztof Czupryński.