Poland new 20-złoty Baptism of Poland numismatic product (BNP820a) confirmed

According to the Narodowy Bank Pokski’s prospectus for 2016, in April 2016 the bank planned to introduce 30,000 pieces of a 20-zlotych banknote commemorating the 1,050th anniversary of the “Baptism of Poland,” when King Miezko I and the majority of his court were baptized in 966 AD.The bank has more recently posted a notice on its site indicating that up to 35,000 pieces of the note will be introduced on 12 April 2016.

BNP820 (PNL): 20 złotych (US$5.00)

Blue and red. Front: Polish text; coat of arms with crowned eagle; chalice and stag in underprint; Dobrawa (Doubravka of Bohemia) and King Miezko I; holographic patch; floor plan of church as registration device; staurotheke from Ostrów Lednicki (cross-shaped reliquary). Back: Polish text; chalice as OVMI feature; floor plan of church; Gniezno Cathedral; peacock from detail of Gniezno doors; royal chalice of Trzemeszno depicting Nathan and Joab crowning King David. Active windowed security thread with demetalized NBP 20. Watermark: Stag with electrotype 20. Printer: (Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych). 144 x 77 mm. Paper. 

a. 23 LISTOPADA 2015. Sig. 17: Belka/Oles.
Prefix AB. Intro: 12.04.2016.
Note in plain folder.

Courtesy of Jan Bogus and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

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